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  • A few comments about “Pleo gets controlled with nunchuck”

    Posted on April 25th, 2009 Andrey Mikhalchuk No comments

    This site got some attention from major internet resources such as engadget and hackaday (thanks guys!), so no wonder it went down for awhile. I tuned it a little, so hopefully it will withstand this wave of visitors (thanks guys!). If it seems too slow for you please come back later this week – there will be fewer visitors and more resources allocated just for you. For now let me answer a few comments about the Pleo hack:
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  • Updated information on Pleo hacking

    Posted on April 1st, 2009 Andrey Mikhalchuk No comments

    PleoMore information on Pleo hacking had been published including the new video on how to control Pleo using Wii Nunchuck. The new hack allows you to make Pleo move its head or tail just by moving your own hand. The signal from Wii Nunchuck is being decoded and transmitted in range of up to 5 miles using a small piece of electronics that fits Altoids tin box. Enjoy!

  • Pleo extincted :(

    Posted on April 1st, 2009 Andrey Mikhalchuk No comments

    PleoThis is really sad news, but it looks like Pleo’s maker UGOBE seized its existence. The website is down, phones are not answering and rumors are really bad. Starting December 08 many people noticed numerous problems with Ugobe’s website. A few months later they shut down their office in California and shrank the company size down to only 20 people. As of March 31 none of the Ugobe domains are accessible. I’m sorry to say about that, but it looks like Pleo extincted. I feel very sad about that.
    UPDATE: as of April 18th, 2009 Ugobe’s website is fast and furious meaning that company keeps struggling. They still have no news since June 2008, not open jobs positions and no other attributes of successful company, but the fact they still exist is a great news!
    UPDATED UPDATE: as of April 20th, 2009 Ugobe has laid off all its employees and filed for bankruptcy :(