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posted by LaminatorX on Monday February 02 2015, @07:09AM   Printer-friendly
from the cafe-libre dept.

Well, that didn't take long!

Last year, after Coke took 10% stake in the company, Keurig started shipping a new version of their instant coffee machines. The primary 'improvement' was the addition of DRM designed to exclude any coffee not approved by Keurig. It is a scheme very much like the ink cartridge DRM of IBM/Lexmark.

One coffee maker has decided to crack that Keurig's DRM and are now shipping a device you insert into the maker that lets you spoof it into thinking any coffee is 'authorized.' They are capitalizing on their new Freedom Clip by giving it away along with free samples of their coffee.

 
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by tibman on Monday February 02 2015, @02:51PM

    by tibman (134) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 02 2015, @02:51PM (#140304)

    Seriously! I have an ancient and terrible plastic machine that very audibly wheezes and coughs when brewing. It was probably trash tier back in the 90's. Tried to replace it twice with a new one but the new ones only last a few seasons of use. The new ones look nice though. Finally went to french press and haven't gone back. That old machine is tucked away in a cupboard though, just in case.

    I hope you find a good replacement!

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