Music

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We already know that Siri can rap, but its musical talents don't end there. In this video, Craig Knudsen shows how he hacked Siri to play the piano. His iPhone is stocked with MIDI song files which, when prompted by Siri, are sent wirelessly to a Yamaha Disklavier, a piano able to receive MIDI commands.

As a neat touch, when you say "If you can play it for her, you can play it for me. Play it again, Siri," Siri will play the iconic Casablanca piece "As Time Goes By," so you can have both hands free to drink your gin and moon over your bittersweet memories of that one time you were in Paris.

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This is actually one phone photoshopped and video-edited to look like several phones, but the effect is still pretty cool.

(at least one of you won't bother to read this and will call it out for being shopped in the comments anyway).

Also it's Mark Foster's birthday today (leap year baby!) so there's that.

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An app that lets you connect an iPhone to an iPad and play it as a full-sized ukulele, because there's nothing rich people with an iPhone AND an iPad love more than singing tropically-influenced Elvis covers.

I wonder why they didn't call it "Fukulele?"

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Storied psychedelic alt-rockers The Flaming Lips released their first song of 2012, and it makes clever use of Siri's vocals. Titled "Now I Understand," it turns Siri's "I don't understand" error reply into an existential quest for meaning that lies at the heart of the human condition. DEEP.

(It's actually pretty good, too.)

All this only months after someone taught Siri to rap. At this rate, she'll get signed to a major label.

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