Thursday in CE: Cortana Powered Thermostat Is Beautiful, Expensive
The IoT market hasn't quite had the mainstream but there isn't anyone who would call it a niche corner of the industry anymore. Voice assistance has permeated itself into just about every modern thermostat, but the hardware hasn't really changed too dramatically from late 2000's-chic.
That's why Microsoft, yes Microsoft, has developed a beautiful translucent touchscreen thermostat powered by Cortana. Dubbed GLAS, it has many of the advanced tracking metrics such as indoor and outdoor air quality and adjusts temperatures accordingly. It also uses Cortana to display information and enable voice control.