Developer controls his home lighting with Cortana

Cortana with a Netduino doing home-automation stuff

South African developer Matt Cavanagh has shown Cortana can be useful for more than just finding the nearest Pizzahut.

Using an undisclosed method, he hooked up Cortana with a Bluetooth-equipped Netduino module controlling a desk lamp.

Of course we have seen voice control of WIFI-controlled lights on Windows Phone before, but with Cortana now being native to Windows Phone we think this method is set to become a lot more prominent. Hopefully if Windows Phone eventually become supported for use with the Phillips Hue for example we will see such functionality built in as more than just a demonstration.