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These days, thanks to the internet, a
computer can be made to do absolutely
anything remotely. Anything, that is,
except turn itself on.
My idea is a device that can turn on a
computer when it receives a signal through
the standard mobile phone network around
It would have to
be easy to install, and
compatible with any type of computer, for
example if a USB interface was used.
Remote power on.
Pretty common in servers. [Galbinus_Caeli, Jan 31 2007]
[theircompetitor, Feb 01 2007]
||This is such a good idea, I think I'll make
||I know connecting a USB device wakes
my computer from sleep, so I'll work
Wake from sleep will be enough since I
never shut it down anyway.
||Many phones have http or web browsing. You could make a web-based app to trigger a wake-on-LAN.
||Ok, [IT], if we're going going down that route then we may as well construct the computer's power switch also in the shape of a robotic hand, with outstrecthed finger. Then we have a PC power on processs a la Da Vinci.
||And then? Big whoop, so you remotely turned on your computer.
||Hmm [Jinbish] - you could post that as a separate idea. LdV switches for everything - lightswitches, your microwave, the TV, etc. Ideally they'd generate a small amount of static so a spark would go between your finger and the LdV switch as you turn it on. In fact, this loss of static charge should be the trigger to activate the switch.
||The LdV effect would be a good way to turn off appliances for good.
||My ex gf dad just made a huge deal with txu energy and I think att. But anyway it basically does all this. You can control your house from anywhere...using little wireless remotes from your outlet that send signals to your appliances that have a adapter plugged into it. Enabling it to be controlled via wireless by you or whoever is controlling it. You will be able to monitor your fridge's energy output turn on lights view cameras and do almost anything as if you were there in the house. Except eat a sandwich. Plus it eliminates the meter readers job. Because now your energy readings will be able to be read on your pc or the energy company will have a live feed of your energy readings on their pc.