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hot spot

or hot·spot  (hŏt′spŏt′)
1. An area in which there is dangerous unrest or hostile action: "opportunities ... for United Nations forces to play a constructive role in some of the world's hot spots" (Paul Lewis).
2. Informal A lively and popular place, such as a nightclub.
3. An area of intense heat, radiation, or activity.
4. A location where Wi-Fi is publicly available.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hotspot - a place of political unrest and potential violence; "the United States cannot police all of the world's hot spots"
2.hotspot - a point of relatively intense heat or radiation
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
3.hotspot - a lively entertainment spot
spot - a business establishment for entertainment; "night spot"
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To counteract several of these threats, there are certain strategies and capabilities that hotspot providers must enact and enable to capitalize on the growing opportunity.
Roser, have measured the polarization of the light from a visible hotspot on the outer edge of one such radio lobe, the southern lobe of the galaxy 3C33.
The growing Wi-Fi hotspot market is fueling a demand for Wi-Fi access points," says ABI Research vice president Stan Schatt.
0 company, announced today that it has expanded the world's most complete and accurate directory of free Wi-Fi hotspots by integrating into its already sizable hotspot directory additional data from Wi-Fi FreeSpot, a leading provider of information about free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Front Porch's solutions help subsidize HotSpot venues' access costs and deliver targeted online promotions for owners, community and business partners.
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com is carrying AnchorFree's list of the largest global network of free Wi-Fi hotspots in the world, in addition to offering its Hotspot Shield security solution (a free service to protect PC and Apple users from hackers at wireless hotspots) and the AnchorFree "wiPod" application, which allows users to download lists of local hotspots to the "Notes" section of their iPods.
0 company, announced today that it has expanded its suite of Hotspot Advertising Network ad formats to include Ultramercial ad units, which are premium interactive online commercials that Wi-Fi users choose to watch as "payment" for receiving access to a Wi-Fi network.
A free wi-fi hotspot is a public location that provides locals and visitors wireless internet access at no cost.
Yet, despite this perceived lack of security, few free public hotspot users expressed concern about their online privacy when using such connections: Only 26% of those respondents were either concerned or very concerned.
SAN FRANCISCO -- JiWire, the Wi-Fi company, today announced the release of Hotspot Helper, an integrated suite of essential software for Wi-Fi users.
CHICAGO -- JiWire, the Wi-Fi hotspot authority, today announced the launch of the JiWire Hotspot Advertising Network.