In September 2011, Shelby.tv, a startup born at Techstars, and General Assembly hosted New York’s first ever video hackathon: Hackday.tv. TNW Reporter Harrison Weber covered the event here, in which he wrote: “Powered by energy gum, burritos and custom order grilled cheeses, hackers braved 48 hours of sleepless coding to create well polished apps. The grand prizes totaled to over $5,000, with first place featured on NASDAQ’s gargantuan Time’s Square display.”
First place and the People’s Choice award went to Terminator Vision, which Weber says, “can only be described as pure (comedy) genius.” Created by hackers Haris Amin and Richard Cameron, their new app Cyborg Vision dropped in the Apple app store today, allowing all iOS users to see reality in “Terminator Vision”. The app uses Face.com’s API, so you can use it to detect your Facebook friends and view their information overlaid on a red-tinted screen. For just $.99, this will be the best app to use on your coworkers at the office today.
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