Idea: Desktop wakeup on user proximity
spontificus at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 04:10:16 CET 2007
On 1/23/07, David Ford <david at blue-labs.org> wrote:
> Actually this idea is already in use. Set up your Bluetooth to
> lock/unlock your desktop when you are in the vicinity of it etc.
Ha! I thought it sounded a bit too obvious. We get to enchance the
idea with GPS though.. hmm - two new uses:
1) GPS location looks like I'm a few minutes from the office on a
workday - start coffee machine through a relay.
2) Need Insurance $$$ - start coffee machine through a relay, repeat
> 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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