repeaterThis is simply awesome! Totally illegal and gutsy, but awesome none the less. A hacker using an iPhone has build in a transmitter using 3.5mm headphone jack of an iPhone 4 that sends recorded video to a repeater that allows the hacker to take over a video screen within close proximity of the repeater. The result of his efforts is excellent video quality on even the largest of Times Square’s video screens that he uses a large helium balloon to lift the repeater up to.

Check out the video below.


UPDATE: IT’S A HOAX:) Well it has to be. Look at this from :35 into the video (noted in the comments on YT). See the screen in back? It’s already playing the video so he paid for this content to be on the advertising loop. I bet we’ll find out why he wanted to do a viral video soon enough:


  1. While the video is definitely on those screens, I seriously doubt he is wirelessly transmitting to the screen through the repeater.. Do any of the screens get their signal wirelessly now? How did the first screen know to keep the image rotated into portrait to fill the screen? How come the last screen didn’t take the signal and fill the whole screen with it (there is still CNN data at the bottom)?

  2. @3DPiper: cause the data could be synced every x seconds or so by some special protocol – so the data were not touched in this time? Maybe it’s not the same system – only because you live upstairs of a neighbour doesn’t mean he is a part of you?
    Who knows? Who cares?
    Most of it could be explained by the screens and rest of the hardware…

    Technically it should be possible to write software that puts video on the headphone…
    and to transmit it by some hardware…

    I know at least several screens (should be some 100) that get their information by some wireless network – but they are on trains and in stations.

    The camera moved a little bit, but it’s quite easy to manipulate the video on a PC after all.

    I would say, too, that they faked it. Maybe he’s working for the company?

    Easy way to test it: go there and disturb the system (put some noise on the channel) to see whether it will stop working oder not!

Comments are closed.