Microsoft and Johnson Controls unveil GLAS thermostat with built-in Cortana assistant

Microsoft and Johnson Controls unveil 1st Cortana-powered smart thermostat with pre-orders in March

Developed in partnership with Johnson Controls and officially revealed past year, the device - dubbed the GLAS - features a semi-transparent, touchscreen display with a number of smart energy-saving features.

Johnson Controls' GLAS smart thermostat is probably the most attractive smart thermostat you can get right now. But you don't even need to get out of bed to use it - all you have to do to lower the temperature is say "Hey Cortana, set the temperature to 65 degrees".

The thermostat can learn your preferred settings and your daily routine, intelligently detecting when the user is home and adjust the temperature accordingly. You can also use it to manage your calendar, check the weather, traffic reports, and pretty much anything else that Cortana can do.

Again, it's powered by Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant, so you can do all this with voice commands if you wish.

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It's likely that the design will prove the most striking part of the GLAS' appeal, of course.

Pre-orders will start in March with a price tag of $319. The translucent 5.91-inch 16:9 touchscreen runs at 480 x 272 resolution, and sits atop of a curved metal bracket that stands 1.18-inches from the wall. GLAS will also have similar functionality to a smart speaker. It appears the thermostat will be available in the US, UK and Australia. 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.

Johnson Controls hasn't provided a specific release date for the product, only saying that it will be available for pre-order in March and will be available in the first quarter of 2018, for $319.

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