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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: 4, Informative) by tathra on Monday February 02 2015, @04:14PM

    by tathra (3367) on Monday February 02 2015, @04:14PM (#140320)

    just get an aeropress or a french press. they're a little bit more work, but you never have to worry about them breaking down. plus you can take them anywhere with little effort; so long as there's hot water, there's coffee.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 03 2015, @04:02AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 03 2015, @04:02AM (#140547)

    my french press broke down in my sink. Ymmv (3rd one is about 2000 uses in)