Does that sound creepy? It should. It has us thinking whether we should buy next gen computers with Intel’s new Skylake processors. Intel’s new processors are always listening to your voice. You can speak “Hey Cortana or “Cortana, wake up!” and your computer will wake up from its low power state.
This technology isn’t new as we have seen this with Motorola’s Moto X smartphone where you can set a custom nickname to the assistant and speak out to it with the phone screen off. Now, what is uncertain is whether this “always listening” feature will drain battery on your PC or laptop. Intel has not given much detail if additional hardware is needed to make use of these features.