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Toshiba demos 'Lytro chip,' converts phones to light-field cameras

The modules, which could be in phones next year, can accurately calculate depth and change focus points after photos are shot.

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SD cards for SeeQVault DRM standard coming from Toshiba

Toshiba, Samsung, Sony and Panasonic intend SeeQVault to control the use and copying of HD content stored on flash memory.

Sony's $499 Xperia Tablet Z arrives in second quarter

Sony's Xperia Tablet Z will go on sale globally in the second quarter, priced from $499 in the U.S.

A Japanese news broadcast shows the cat where a hacker allegedly planted evidence for police.

Japan gets a crash course in cybersecurity, from LOLcats to remote hacks and viruses

National TV anchors struggle through explanations of the Tor anonymity network, while newspapers run detailed graphics on remote hacking software and the national police warn against using obscure online tools known as Syberian Post Offices.