Lytro

Lytro opens Tokyo storefront as light-field experience center

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.

Photography

Lytro to lay off big chunk of staff, refocus its technology on virtual reality

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.

Photography

Lytro’s Illum light-field camera takes adventure photography to new heights

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.

Photography

Toshiba plans to end photobombing once and for all

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.

Mobile

Refocusing cameras are so last year: Is Lytro at risk of losing its magic?

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.

Opinion

Future iPhone cameras could employ Lytro-like light-field tech for image refocusing

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.

Mobile

Exclusive: Nexus 5 probably won’t feature Lytro-like camera tech (Updated)

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.

Mobile

Lytro CEO channels Elon Musk, promises ‘breakthrough’ products akin to a Tesla S

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."

Photography

Lytro turns on Wi-Fi, gets social with new animated GIF-creating iOS app

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.

Photography

Nokia may introduce Lytro-like camera on its Lumia phones

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.

Mobile

Welcome to the real world: Hardware takes over SXSW

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?

Computing

Why the SXSW curse? Apps launched in fantasyland seldom survive real life

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.

Social Media

Always in focus: This camera module turns your next smartphone into a Lytro

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.

Mobile

Toshiba developing Lytro-like refocusing camera sensor

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.

Mobile

Camera of the year: The Lytro

Lytro's light-field camera is putting excitement back into digital photography, making it our favorite camera technology of 2012.

Photography