Microsoft enters thermostat game

Microsoft has announced a new product in association with Johnson Controls, a new cortana-powered thermostat. The new thermostat, dubbed GLAS, will be running on Windows 10 IoT and have Cortana voice control functionality. While this might seem like an odd product for Microsoft to be behind, but it's just another example of companies jumping in on the connected home market. The Verge has the full details.

Microsoft is partnering with Johnson Controls to build a thermostat. The software giant unveiled the new GLAS thermostat in a YouTube video today. It’s built by Johnson Controls, makers of the first electric room thermostat. It appears that GLAS will include a translucent touchscreen display that will allow owners to alter room temperatures, check energy usage and air quality, and see calendar information.