Les Shu

Les Shu

As the photography editor for Digital Trends, I bring with me more than a decade of tech and lifestyle journalism experience. I have written for a variety publications that include Laptop, Men's Fitness, Computer Shopper, More, Best Life, and Men's Journal. My approach to tech is simple: Highlighting the best products that are easy to use with the most bang for your buck. On the side, I am an airline nerd who enjoys building Lego sets.
Articles
Mobile

Humble duffel bag gets reinvented for modern, tech-savvy business travelers

The duffel bag may not have an innovative design, but it's highly useful for travel or the gym. Los Angeles-based design firm, Keep Pursuing, has taken on the challenge of reinventing it for tech-savvy travelers.
Social Media

Twitter has closed 125,000 accounts suspected of promoting terrorism

Twitter revealed that, since 2015, it has shut down 125,000 accounts suspected of "threatening or promoting terrorist acts." Twitter details its efforts, which include working with law enforcement and counterterrorism groups.
Social Media

We’re not sure if #BeforeFacebookI makes us want to laugh or cry

While Facebook is celebrating its 12th birthday on Friends Day, others are remembering back to a time before the social network ruled (or ruined) their lives, with comedic results.
Social Media

Facebook users have 3.5 degrees of separation from one another, data shows

It's not a milestone, but Facebook is bringing a lot of attention to its 12th birthday. Its research team released data that shows how close Facebook users are to one another. Plus, custom Friends Day video and #BeforeFacebookI.
Photography

Fastest draw in the west! Sony’s A6300 autofocuses in 0.05 seconds, a world record

Sony has announced the long-awaited successor to the popular A6000 mirrorless camera. The A6300 claims the world's fastest autofocusing speed and most AF points for tracking accuracy. With pro-level 4K, it's a capable video camera too.
Photography

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II brings performance to pros working with photos and videos

For professional photographers and videographers working in the field, Canon's new EOS-1DX Mark II DSLR delivers the performance required by both types of users, thanks to two powerful image processors and a new sensor.
Web

Now Boarding: JetBlue updates old planes with new seats, Air Force One gets upgrade

If your passport expires in 2016, the U.S. State Department is asking all citizens to renew as early as possible. Plus, JetBlue upgrades the inflight entertainment system in older planes, and the president will get a new Air Force One.
Home

Happy birthday, Oprah! 13 gifts worthy of the ‘queen of all media’

Oprah Winfrey celebrates her 62nd birthday on January 29. If you want to know what to buy her, the media mogul and tastemaker has a few tech options from the "favorites" list for you to consider.
Social Media

Facebook announces record 2015 profits, driven by increases in mobile

Facebook announced record earnings for Q4 2015 and the full year, exceeding expectations. The company attributes the positive results to increases in mobile users and mobile advertising.
Photography

Olympus adds luxury touch to E-M10 Mark II with limited edition

Olympus is giving its entry-level O-MD camera a luxurious upgrade with a limited edition that wrapped in brown synthetic leather, with a complementing genuine leather strap. The kit also includes a 14-42mm lens with special metal cap.