Times Square hacker — fake

Mar 15, 2011 by

Many users, both over Twitter and on our site comments, have brought to our attention that this is fake.

Now, it has been confirmed that this is indeed FAKE.

Phil Burgess from HackaDay has stated:

Fake for a variety of already-stated reasons (e.g. video out the headphone jack?). But the smoking gun, watching the 720P video on YouTube, is that I plainly recognize the hardware they’re using as the “repeater”: it’s simply the internals from a Digipower JS1-V3 cell phone USB boost charger (having torn apart a few myself).

Now why would anybody be stupid enough to pull off a stunt like this?

In case you’re unaware of what’s going on, read this.