When Apple designed Siri, they made it so that iPhone owners (and now iPad owners) could perform tasks on their phones simply by using their voices. This included the ability to make calls, write messages, set reminders, set alarms, make restaurant books and etc., although we’re not sure if home automation was what Apple had in mind. One particular developer, Brandon Evans, discovered that Siri could be expanded to do just that and in the video above, he demonstrates it by controlling his Philips Hue IP-controllable light bulbs, which we have to admit is pretty cool! Now the good news is that if you were planning on outfitting your home with the Hue light bulbs, Evans has put up the code and instructions on GitHub whereby you will be able to get the same system up and running for yourself!

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