Intel’s Remote Wake

By Deane Barker on August 16, 2008

Intel PCs will take a wake-up call over the Net: I feel like boot and hibernation recovery times will have to come way down for this to work well.

Intel is unveiling new technology that will let computers wake up from their power-saving sleep state when they receive a phone call over the Internet.

The new component Intel is announcing Thursday will let computers automatically return to a normal, full-powered state when a call comes in. The computer can activate its microphone and loudspeaker to alert the user, then connect the call.

I wonder if there are security implications here at well. Refer back to our post on “Can You Crack an Unpowered Computer?.”

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