The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Crack the Code

Posted by Xavier Ashe on April 4, 2007

WHAT WE SEEK
Are you aware that
camcorder and camera device manufacturers are aggressively increasing
their efforts to restrict third-party battery compatibility with their
devices? Their effort combines cutting edge technology located inside
the device and corresponding battery. The device creates a “handshake”
with the battery to ensure compatibility.  This trend has the potential
to raise prices for all consumers and limit competition in the battery
market.  We don’t want this to happen!  We are looking for someone to
help us “crack the code” so we can continue to build compatible
batteries that are safe and reliable.
 
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
We are offering a $20,000 prize for anyone who can help us make a
compatible battery for the devices listed below.   We are seeking an
understanding of the technology utilized by these devices/batteries and
we require a method of building a compatible product.  This information
will help us continue to provide safe, reliable batteries at an
affordable price.
 
Read the rules to see what is required to win the prize. If you are interested in joining the contest, please send us an email at crackthecode@batteries.com so we know who is on our team. 

Okay, this HAS to be a DMCA violation.  We'll see how long this “contest” lasts.  Find out more on batteries.com.

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