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This article was published on March 14, 2011

Times Square video billboards defaced using iPhone transmitter [Video]

Times Square video billboards defaced using iPhone transmitter [Video]
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A man connects his iPhone to a video transmitter which sits precariously in his handsets headphone jack. Whenever he places the video repeater near a video source, he is able to broadcast whatever is on his iPhone’s screen, effectively hacking video billboards in Times Square.

We can’t vouch for the authenticity of the video but it certainly looks real. What do you think?