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
Photography

7 pro tips on setting up a successful boudoir photo shoot at home

Great boudoir photography places emphasis on what the subjects find beautiful about themselves. Photographer Susan Eckert shares her professional tips on how to capture the edgier side of portrait photography.
Cool Tech

Not just for astronauts and OK Go: How you too can experience zero gravity

The band OK Go recently wowed with a music video that was filmed in a zero gravity environment. Here are five places where you can achieve weightlessness.
Photography

OK Go get messy in zero G for their latest must-watch video

OK Go has been creating strange and unique, but real, viral music videos for more than 10 years, and now they've taken to the air with the video for Upside Down & Inside Out, filmed entirely inside a jet airplane in zero gravity.
Social Media

Twitter: User base still flat, but ad revenue up 48 percent year-over-year

On February 10, Twitter revealed its earnings for Q4 and fiscal year 2015. User growth remains stagnant, but ad revenue was up. CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter will work on improving its core services, centered around live moments.
Photography

ScopeAround camera turns smartphones into tool for science, health, repairs

The ScopeAround is a multipurpose camera that converts into a microscope and endoscope. Using interchangeable lens heads, the camera is useful for checking your skin and teeth, examining tiny things, or seeing places that are hard…
Social Media

Musician Ciara sues ex-fiance for $15 million over allegedly libelous tweets

Ciara has slapped her ex-fiance, rapper Future, with a $15 million defamation suit. In addition to slanderous radio interviews, Ciara claims Future has made disparaging tweets about her.
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.