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Microsoft’s Cortana turns up heat with smart thermostat

Microsoft has unveiled the first smart thermostat that comes with integrated Cortana voice controls, built in partnership with Johnson Controls, an Irish manufacturing conglomerate. The thermostat, named GLAS, will run the Windows 10 IoT Core operating system, designed for Internet of Things devices like smart fridges, smoke detectors, and door locks. Users will be able […]

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Tado launches new smart thermostat with multi-room control

German smart home supplier Tado announced a new smart thermostat and smart radiator thermostat at IFA 2016 in Berlin this week. The radiator thermostat provides users with multi-room control, letting you turn on the radiator in one room while keeping others cool. Users can purchase radiator thermostats for each room. See Also: Netatmo knocks on […]

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Future hackers might freeze you out til you pay up

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises communication between devices, higher efficiency, more productivity, but security experts and hackers have also warned that it means malicious attacks will move from the internet and into your home. This week, Andrew Tierney and Ken Munro, two researchers from U.K. security firm Pen Test Partners, showed the new home […]

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Schneider Electric’s Wiser Air thermostat gets…wiser

Energy management and automation firm Schneider Electric announced on Wednesday a new self-learning feature, called Eco IQ, for its Wiser Air smart thermostat. Instead of manually changing the temperature throughout the day, users tell the thermostat if it’s too hot or too cold and Eco IQ changes the temperature accordingly. Schneider Electric believes that the […]