Thursday, August 14, 2008

Intel readies new remote PC access function

Intel has developed technology that lets people remotely power up their
computers and retrieve files across an Internet connection, according
to a report on The Wall Street Journal site on Wednesday.

The technology, called Remote Wake, will work only on PCs that use a
recently introduced chipset from Intel and requires new software to be
loaded onto the PC, according to the report. The technology will also
reportedly allow PCs that use Internet-based phones services to be
remotely activated to receive calls. Remote Wake could also allow
consumers using a Web-enabled phone or a laptop connected to the
Internet to activate their PCs and retrieve files, according to the

Programs that let people remotely access files on their PCs are
already on the market, but those computers must be left turned on to
allow access to files. Remote Wake will allow access when people put
their PCs in "sleep" mode, thereby conserving energy, the newspaper

Remote Wake's greatest application is expected to be with
Internet phone calls, which require PCs to be turned on to receive

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