Tech Monday, March 14th 2011 at 6:14 pm

Hacking Times Square TVs with an iPhone [Update]

In this probably fake but still neat video, a man claims to have created an iPhone peripheral that allows him to hijack the signal of any nearby video screen. To prove his point, he walks around Time Square with his unseen companion, taking over screens before his grand finale. I won’t spoil it for you, but here’s a hint: it involves CNN and a balloon.

Many of the commenters have already pointed out that there’s almost no way this could be real. Their complaints hinge the processing power of the iPhone and the unlikely utilization of the headphone jack as portrayed in the film.

With nearly all hope of this device being real handily torpedoed by the clever folks on YouTube, all we can do know is congratulate the video’s maker on such a splendid display of video-editing craftsmanship.

Update: Oh hey! It’s a viral ad for Limitless.

(via Boing Boing)

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