Man makes Siri work with his central heating

21 November 2011

Some clever dick has hacked Apple's voice-activated personal assistant Siri and made it work with his thermostat, which is good if you like that sort of thing.

He uses a proxy server for Siri, according to reports, which allows you to connect with other devices without jailbreaking your iPhone. Here's his video about it all, with his funny drunk sounding voice.

While changing the temperature of your thermostat may not dazzle you daft, what's vaguely more interesting is that this could end up being used on a whole host of other things around the house such as turning your TV on and off and making your cooker turn on with your voice. Well future.

The Siri Proxy code can be downloaded from the Github web site.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Best Of Youtube   Privacy

4 comments

  • Mike
    I think there definately should be a game with which to guess articles which will appear on this blog. I read this morning and I thought Siri, Apple, youtube video - this will be on bitterwallet today.
  • MrRobin
    I like it! Stuff like this, and the augmented reality stuff that's in development is going to be awesome in about 5 years time.
  • Mike H.
    Some people have too much time on their hands. " Temperature 22 degreess..." "Locking down all doors and arming bombs 10 seconds to evaquate..." "no, set temperature 22 degrees FOR FUCKS SAKE!" "...5 seconds, and don't swear at me..."
  • Ravinder A.
    Very great post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I've truly enjoyed surfing around your weblog posts. After all I'll be subscribing on your rss feed and I'm hoping you write once more very soon!

What do you think?

Connect with Facebook, Twitter, or just enter your email to sign in and comment.

Your comment