TechByter Worldwide 2015.01.11: Consumer Electronics Show Highlights; What's Up with Windows 10? How Encryption Protects Your Information; Short Circuits; and Spare Parts.

From Kodak and Microsoft to D-Link and Turtle Beach, we'll take a look at this week's Consumer Electronics. It's beginning to sound like Microsoft will make the Windows 10 update free for Windows 8 users. A TechByter guest writer explains encryption in more or less plain English on the website. In Short Circuits, an IBM report says on-line thieves are becoming more efficient, Apple prepares to launch a watch, and maybe the pundits will admit that they were a bit premature in saying that the PC was dead. Spare Parts has an account of a nasty computer attack, Sony's new Walkman ($1200!), and faster wireless charging.

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