Hacker takes over Times Square screens

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  1. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Link.

    I thought this was pretty cool; imagine the possibilities.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    haha pretty cool
     
  3. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    That's astonishing. I don't know anything about video repeaters so I'm impressed. It's so small which makes it more impressive.
     
  4. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's great.. I'm not sure what to say... amazing at the least..
     
  5. alne, Mar 14, 2011
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    alne macrumors newbie

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    It is a total BS. Just an attempt to advertise his "DSLR film making" business. I highly doubt that these screens are fed wirelessly (e.g. video signal is coming to the monitors through RF waves). For security reasons such connection have to be wired.
    Probably guy just used aftereffects to make an illusion of him hacking the screens.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Now the next step would be to take over those huge screens of football,baseball and basketball games.:D
    And play angry birds:D
     
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    Come ON, guys! That's clearly a fake. iPhones don't do video out from the P5 plug; displays in Times Square are NOT fed wirelessly; and the effect when the signal "breaks up" is clearly too pretty and not like real digital video signal breaking up.

    Seriously. Stop propagating this as real...
     
  9. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    How could this be even possible? There is no video components inside the top jack.

    But if this is possible...sign me up, cause I'd buy one in a heart beat!
     
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    Even the article in the link states it might be fake.

     
  13. scirica macrumors 68020

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    As pointed out in the comments, at one point, the video on the "hacked" screen was ahead of the video on the phone so....
     
  15. sloppygator2013 macrumors regular

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    THIS i would stand in line for! The pranks would be endless!!
     
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    I'm reminded of Synapse from the movie Antitrust. ;)
     
  18. Leet Apple macrumors 6502a

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    I need to see more people do it before i believe it
     
  19. ag227 macrumors regular

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    100% fake. Anyone with a basic understanding of how screens work has to realise this. Physically impossible!

    My source... Electrical Engineering degree.
     
  20. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    Off to NYC to test it out. Will believe it when I do it myself. :D
     
  21. Cinemagic macrumors 6502

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    It's a pretty funny and cool fake. It was well worth opening and watching the link. Doubtful that any device connected to the audio jack could transmit video. If they had it connected to the dock port, then it might have been a little more "amazing".
     
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  23. romeo.xk macrumors 6502a

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    We all know we all would buy that thing...


    But it would take 1.5 secs for that guy to be approached by the NYPD if he was doing something like that...
     
  24. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    it was just confirmed fake. Apparently it was promoting the movie Limitless. Bad advertisement I must say. They just paid the people running the screens for an hour to run their video and just tried their best to match it up.

    Link
     
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    lol - that would be awesome
    angrybirds on a massive football screen
     

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