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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, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 02 2015, @06:55PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 02 2015, @06:55PM (#140367)

    I feed my coffee beans to my pet weasel and harvest them out of his litter box when I want a cup. Beats those poor suckers who are always running down to the local roasters to buy theirs by the serving.

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