Idea: Desktop wakeup on user proximity
kkr22.mpt56 at bluewin.ch
Wed Feb 7 08:08:31 CET 2007
Another way to do it:
Le mercredi 24 janvier 2007 à 01:42 +0000, Robert McQueen a écrit :
> This already does half of what you want:
> The problem with this kind of thing is that bluetooth really guzzles the
> battery of your phone, especially when the computer sits there pinging
> it every few seconds. Activating bluetooth based on the location is a
> really smart idea though, but doesn't quite address the knowing when
> you've gone away side of things - GPS probably isn't quite accurate
> enough to know when you're moving away but are still within sight of the
> computer, and you wouldn't want it to only lock your screen once you'd
> walked 50m down the road.
> Richard Franks wrote:
> > So when I walk into my office in the morning my computer wakes the
> > monitor and logs in, opens up a browser with slashdot, etc.
> > So when I walk towards my house at night, my computer is already cuing
> > up some music for me.
> > Detection could be via GPS/data connection, but in many workplaces,
> > bluetooth detection could be sufficient, plus your Neo only needs to
> > start up bluetooth when it already knows that it is close to an
> > activation spot.
> > Richard
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