Apparently, it doesn’t take very much to hack into display monitors you see all around you (well, at least for this guy anyway). Using an iPhone and a custom built transmitter, he was able to feed a video taken from the device right onto the screens in Times Square.
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.
Pretty neat stuff for sure…and probably a handy gizmo for proposing to your girlfriend in the bright lights of NYC as well. Full video after the gap.