Siri can already be used to complete some pretty nifty tasks, including fetching sports scores or directions across town, but having the virtual assistant manipulate things in your physical space is something entirely different. As Hack A Day reports, by combining some special Siri software with an ultra-cheap Raspberry Pi computer, forum goer DarkTherapy has come up with something truly brilliant.
Using a program called SiriProxy to allow the iPhone to speak directly to the Raspberry Pi, the tiny computer remotely controls a relay that is then hooked up to an automatic garage door system. Once all the legwork is completed, simply asking Siri to open the garage door is all it takes to set the process in motion. You can check out all of DarkTherapy's code and detailed instructions on the Raspberry Pi forums.