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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 03 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the Java-should-be-open dept.

r00t writes:

"Taking a page out of Lexmark playbook, the Keurig company, famous for it's one-cup coffee making system, now comes with new and improved 100% DRM. Apparently, Keurig is upset over re-usable third-party 'coffee pods' which allow the consumer to escape the Keurig throw-away models which carry a retail price 5% to 25% more. Keurig's CEO, Brian Kelly referred to the move as 'game-changing performance.' Perhaps this will finally be the year of Linux on the Coffe Maker?"

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by Fnord666 on Tuesday March 04 2014, @04:24AM

    by Fnord666 (652) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @04:24AM (#10433) Homepage

    Is this for their K-Cup line or their new Vue and Revo systems? The new ones were created to get around the K-Cup patent ending and IIRC one of them (or both?) were supposed to use RFIDs or something like that to "read" each pod and adjust temp and other parameters based on what it was.

    That's interesting since Braun's Tassimo brewers have been doing this for quite some time.

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