This Is Microsoft's Gorgeous New Nest Competitor

Audrey Hill
July 22, 2017

Taking on Amazon and Alphabet, Microsoft has teased its first Cortana-powered smart thermostat, GLAS, for home and business in a new YouTube video.

The most recent piece of tech to join the list is a smart thermostat from Microsoft called Glas, which is aimed at reducing energy consumption from home heating and cooling systems.

Microsoft's promotional video seems to market the GLAS at businesses because it is powered by the firm's Azure cloud services, which are used mainly by corporations.

A YouTube video first spotted by The Verge shows Microsoft's magnificent-looking thermostat. GLAS also runs on Microsoft's Windows 10 IoT Core operating system and features Cortana voice services. "Heating and cooling account for roughly 48 percent of the energy use in a typical US home, making it the largest energy expense for most families". Well we'll tell you what GLAS means. "In the commercial building sector, the cost is approximately 40 percent". They can also adjust the conditions while they are away and even monitor the amount of energy they are saving. Along with this, it will have the Cortana voice assistant installed in the device in order to take commands from the user and act accordingly.

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Pricing and release information has not yet been revealed. The display is on a translucent touchscreen that will let you tap and swipe through different control settings. The Windows IoT core powered device can detect your presence and consider air quality indoors and out.

The development of such smart home devices was expectable as in May Microsoft presented its Cortana Skills Kit to enable developers create voice apps for the intelligent assistant.

In May 2016, Microsoft first launched the Cortana Skills Kit, hinting at its plans to introduce some smart home devices in the future.

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