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Aussie hacks Siri to automate home

December 2, 2011

An Australian man has become one of the first to hack the iPhone 4S voice recognition app Siri but his motives were not sinister – he wants to use the smartphone as a home automation tool.

Sydney man Marcus Schappi, 28, spent just over $120 on a gadget set-up which enabled him to hack Siri and use voice commands to turn on a lamp and open web pages.

He next wants to see whether he can ask Siri to close the chicken hutch on his property and unlock his front door using simple voice commands.

Aussie hacks Siri to automate home

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