These Magic Words Will Wake Your Next Intel-Powered ComputerSean Hollister8/18/15 2:30pmFiled to: IntelIDF 2015always listeningvoice commandscortanavoice assistantmicrophonesalways onIDF242EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink“Cortana, wake up.” Seriously, that’s it. Say those words to a snoozing Windows 10 computer with a sixth-generation Intel Core processor, and it’ll wake right up from sleep. That’s because the new Intel Skylake processors will always be listening for that command, thanks to a low-power digital signal processor (DSP) built right into the chip. Advertisement(Technically, the feature was already included in last year’s Core M chips, but Windows 10 and Cortana weren’t yet here to take advantage of it.)We just saw a demonstration of the feature on stage at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco today, and while it might not seem like such a groundbreaking feature if you’ve ever owned a Moto X smartphone—whose Google Now voice assistant has had always-on listening since 2013—it’d be pretty neat if your plain ol’ Windows computer could do the same, yes? (As long as you’re not worried about government entities spying on you, that is.)Hell, combine this with Windows Hello and a 3D camera, and you’ll be able to turn on your computer AND securely unlock it without lifting a finger.