Intel is introducing a new addition to its lines of motherboards, that will allow a incoming phone call to remotely wake up a computer from sleep mode. The chips will be incorporated in future offerings from companies that have opted to use the new chip. According to Intel the chip will:

The technology does what it says – it enables the home PC to ‘wake up’ for incoming VoIP calls, and remote media access to photos, videos and music over the internet.

What makes the Remote Wake capable motherboard beneficial is the ability for it to save energy, by not having to have the computer system fully on all of the time to receive VoIP calls.

More and more future computer systems will employ this new technology.

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