Play it again: Siri hacked to play piano

Siri has seen many cool hacks, from using it to control watching videos on Plex to starting a car. Today, another clever mind shows Siri controlling a piano to play tracks on an iPhone. Yamaha specifically develops the hack for the Disklavier piano, and it uses a special MIDI version of the music file to stream to an AirPort Express. The hack even uses the foot pedals and the piano’s keys.

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Using the Siri Proxy to watch videos on Plex

Not only can Siri and a Proxy Server start or lock you car, it can help you watch TV.  This is, of course, using the Siri Proxy we’ve talked about before with a Plex command line interface allows the developer, above, to start movies almost immediately.

But, this works so quickly and effortlessly that we wonder if this is the “finally cracked it” interface that Steve Jobs was talking about in the bio.

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Plex 9 and new Plex iOS app detailed

That September 1st surprise from Plex is a new iOS app that allows iPod touch, iPhone and iPad to be both media devices as well as remotes for the TV.  CrunchGear got a hands on look before launch.  For those who use a Mac as their mediacenter, this news may be as exciting as a $99 iTV.

Plex, if you aren’t aware, is a mediacenter built off of the original XBox MediaCenter  Open Source code. Read more