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The Lab of Things

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Microsoft Research, Lab of Things is a research platform for deploying connected devices in homes and beyond. It leverages the power of Microsoft Research HomeOS, a client side device abstraction layer, allowing inter-connection of a wide range of sensors and devices. It also provides cloud based monitoring, storage and update mechanisms to enable scaling up of research using connected devices. Ratul Mahajan, an MSR researcher, walks us through the applications including sensor input, energy management, and home automation.  AJ Brush, also from MSR, demonstrates the ability to connect different kinds of devices using Lab of Things. 

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      Would be cool to see this integrated with Xbox One. There are already some good products out there like Revolv but I'd rather leverage my Xbox One investment.

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