Hacking Times Square


There’s a video floating around showcasing a ‘device’ able to hack into any screen and play video from any iPhone 4 – Great new for you Vanessa Hudgens! And to prove it, its creator/hacker -I like saying that word- goes to Times Square and demonstrates how easy it is to hack into any of the 7,435 screens. Not sure if that’s the actual number but it sure sounds good. I am still not sure if this is possible or if the video is real or not. I leave it up to you or any techie that might know more about this…

The way it works is pretty simple: plug in my transmitter into the iphone 4 and play back any video clip. you can play it through the ipod feature or through the camera roll. the transmitter instantly sends the video signal to the video repeater and the video repeater overrides any video screen that it’s being held next to. it doesn’t matter what shape or size the hacked screen is because the hack video will simply keep its correct dimensions and the rest of the hacked space will stay black.

i chose times square for my demo because it has lots of video screens to try it on. it is also one of the most monitored and secured areas in new york city and that made it that much more fun :). you can see in my video that the repeater is pretty powerful but the signal is not very stable yet. i’m working on that. i will post a new video later this week explaining how i made this prototype. – YouTube Description


  1. It is a viral marketing campaign for the movie “limitless”. Its not real.

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