Have you ever wanted to try out Lytro's light-field technology and cameras? The company has just opened its first retail location. Unfortunately, you'll have to go to Tokyo to experience it.
Despite a new round of venture capital investment, Lytro announced that it is cutting staff and shifting its business toward video and virtual reality. CEO Jason Rosenthal says light-field technology is perfect for VR.
Iceland is one of photographer Chris Burkard's favorite places to shoot. He returns to the country, but this time he is armed with Lytro's new Illum, a new high-end light-field camera that lets you refocus and interact with the images.
Toshiba has provided a few more details about its unusual dual-lens smartphone camera module, which will not only offer Lytro-like refocusing, but also the ability to remove objects from images taken with the camera.
Despite amassing $90 million in funding and a promise of "awesome" products in 2014, Lytro has struggled to sell its innovative light-field camera this year. We take a look at where the company could possibly take its technology next.
Apple has been awarded a U.S. patent for a camera system that can refocus an image after it has been shot. The system uses light-field technology that's similar to Lytro.
Rumors have been flying that the Nexus 5 may come with DigitalOptics' Lytro-like camera technology built-in, but according to an anonymous source, it may all be wishful thinking.
While acknowledging layoffs that occurred earlier this year, new Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal says "breakthrough" products are on their way in 2014. While imaging related, Rosenthal says the products will be Lytro's "Tesla S."
As it continues to evolve its camera with new features, Lytro's latest firmware update turns on a hidden Wi-Fi radio. Also, a new companion iOS app lets you create animated GIFs of your photos.
After purchasing Pelican Imaging, it seems that Nokia may be working toward introducing a Lytro-esque camera into its smartphones in the future. The technology would allow users to choose the focal point of images after taking the picture.
The hardware evolution cannot be stopped, and even an app-loving festival like SXSW is getting a taste of this digital evolution. Does this mean the age of apps is over or that we're starting to experiment with new social experiences - ones we can touch?
Every year, SXSW hosts an avalanche of hyped-up social apps that bowl over festival goers ... then fizzle in the months ahead. Why can't SXSW launches succeed in the real world? Because the frenzy of SXSW is anything but real life.
A company named DigitalOptics has developed a fast new autofocus smartphone camera module, which amongst other things, could bring a Lytro-like experience to a device near you soon. We get a preview of the tech at Mobile World Congress.
The small module contains 500,000 lenses, and it can be embedded into smartphones and tablets. Toshiba is planning to commercialize it by end of 2013.