Items tagged with Smart Thermostat

There are plenty of smart thermostats on the market today with the devices from Nest being the most popular. Microsoft has announced that JCI (Johnson Controls) has launched a new smart thermostat called GLAS that uses Windows 10 IoT Core as the operating system and integrates Cortana. Smart thermostats in general are aimed at helping users save money on heating and cooling bills by giving more control over how energy is used and at what time. Microsoft notes that 40% of the energy use in a commercial building or home is due to heating and cooling. GLAS is a very slick looking thermostat with a translucent OLED touchscreen that lets you control the temperature, monitor indoor and outdoor air... Read more...
Digital pirates who illegally download and share copyrighted material could be in for a chilly winter, or something like that. Not because of hefty fines, mind you—though that is always a possibility when it comes to file sharing copyrighted content—but due to throttling that could impact the functionality of smart thermostats, among other Internet-connected gadgets, an ISP has been warning some customers. Image Source: Flickr via Frederik Hermann The letter comes from Armstrong, a private cable, telecommunications, and Internet service provider operating in the Northeastern part of the United States. It has around a million broadband subscribers, some of which are being warned of... Read more...
The Nest thermostat may have entered the market several steps ahead of its more established competition, but those days are behind it and the likes of Honeywell have some classy, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats with some tricks of their own. The latest is the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, which the company is showing off at CES 2014. The feature that caught our attention is the voice control. Say “Hello, Thermostat,” and the device is ready to take your verbal instructions. You don’t need to use stilted ‘I’m talking to a machine’ speak, either: just say something like “Make it warmer,” or “Make it much cooler,” and it complies. Honeywell... Read more...