Microsoft’s New Operating System To Control The Smart Home

Microsoft’s New Operating System To Control The Smart Home
technology

The tech company's new software lets apps control electronics and household appliances.

Laura Chase
  • 26 july 2013

Researchers at Microsoft have released Lab of Things (LoT), a flexible platform for experimental research that aims to make it easier for homes to be monitored, automated and controlled. Making the home automation products easier to use could have a significant impact on energy consumption. LoT allows researchers to share ideas, codes and participants, further lowering the barrier to evaluating ideas in a diverse range of homes. It enables easy deployment and monitoring of field studies and analysis of data from experiments.

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