If you've ever dreamed of Siri doing useful things for you around the house, you'll be interested to hear of what one developer did. As with most of its products, Apple had a very tight grasp on Siri — that is, until someone discovered how to extend its features beyond what it can currently do, and shared it with the world. Developer Pete Lamonica then used this knowledge to hack his way into the voice command app so that it can control his thermostat.
To hack Siri into controlling a thermostat requires a high level of technical skill: Lamonica had to create a special proxy server to issue voice commands, as well as work with security certificates among other things. Not all of us will be able to replicate what he did, so he mentioned the possibility of releasing an automated script for other people to use in the future. In the video above, you'll see Lamonica check his thermostat status, and change his heater settings using Siri.
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