Don't worry, your printer will order more ink for you: CNET Update
CNET Update: Don't worry, your printer will order more ink for you2:57 /
Amazon's begins selling smart Dash Replenishment products, Verizon gets ready to test sponsored data and the worst passwords of 2015 are unfortunately not surprising.
Your printer can now order itself some more ink. I'm Jeff Bakalar, filling in for Bridget Carey who's on assignment. This is your CNET Update. [MUSIC] The first devices with Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service have arrived. These are smart devices like a printer or Purell dispenser that can automatically order more ink or Purell juice when they're close to running out. Amazon plans to sell more smart replenishment devices soon like a BRITA water filter that will order more filters and a smart door lock that orders more batteries. Now, which product do you wish had autoreplenishment? Be sure to sound off on Twitter or in the comments, let me know. For me, I love my Hi-Chews box to order me more Hi-Chews. That would be great. Skype has rolled out a real-time translation service that works over it's super popular video chat feature. Now Skype calls involving parties who speak different languages Can have a much easier time communicating. It's actually quite brilliant. I mean, think of all the applications, talking to your Airbnb host from a different country, or international business meeting. Skype says the service has seen a 400% increase in calls since the service first launched. Verizon is getting ready to test Freeby, its sponsored data program That lets advertising companies pay for some of your data bill. There's obviously a catch though. That free data can be gated by an ad or an app. Or something that sits between you and the internet. But don't worry, it gets slimier. Net neutrality advocates say this model could allow for large companies to overshadow smaller rivals. I can't afford to take part in the problem. So I bet you thought that slick password you created last year was pretty tough to guess, huh? Well it turns out last year was filled with some truly idiotic passwords. Security company SplashData has released some forehead slapping statistics showcasing just how much we did not learn year over year. Just like 2015's list, the most commonly used passwords are 123456, and literally the word password. What is wrong with you people? But wait, it gets much worse. Lingering at the bottom of the top 25 passwords list A bunch of Star Wars references, like the words starwars and solo and princess. There's no hope here. Just do what I do. Think of two words that have nothing to do with each other, like tunafish and pinball. Combine them and change a few letters to numbers. Bam, TUNAFISHPINBALL, you're done. All right, that'll do it for your tech news update today. Be sure to catch Bridget back here tomorrow. Follow me on Twitter. From our studios here in New York, I'm Jeff Bakalar. [SOUND]