Jan. 8, 2012 at 5:08 PM ET
At the CES 2012 conference, Acer introduced its upcoming AcerCloud service. AcerCloud will use Acer's Always Connect technology to keep all your media synced (and easily retrievable) — even when your main device is in sleep, standby, or hibernation mode.
AcerCloud has three main parts: PicStream, AcerCloud Docs, and clear.fi Media. As you may guess by the features' names, they are —respectively — for photos, documents, and multimedia.
Using AcerCloud, you will be able to take photos using a smartphone and watch them appear almost instantly on your main PC — without having to worry about manually transferring files. You can also purchase movies on your PC and then proceed to watch them on a tablet or smartphone device.
But how is the service able to sync your media when your main device is in sleep, standby, or hibernation mode? Simple: It can just wake the PC up through Wi-Fi, using the Always On technology.
When the AcerCloud launches, in the second quarter of 2012, it will be bundled with all new Acer consumer PCs.
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