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A hotspot is a an interactive location within a virtual environment. Like with most applications a user can click on a hotspot to trigger an event.

However, in a virtual environment, the hotspot can also be triggered by the user pointing at it or even standing upon it, activating it in much the same way. Even an avatar's bodypart touching it counts as a collision and thus an activation.

Hotspots in augmented reality work the same way; existing only in the virtual data layer overlaid on the physical environment. However as unlike with a position within a virtual environment there is typically no way employed to track the user's actual body positions, interaction is usually limited to clicking or pointing, or interaction by those elements that exist solely within the virtual data layer.

See also: Position Trigger

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The Novatel MiFi portable broadband hotspot card does the job of a 3G modem and wireless router combined. The MiFi can connect to either an EVDO Rev. A or HSPA signal. The connection is then shared via a WiFi connection.
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The next version of Google's mobile operating system, Android 2.2, codenamed 'Froyo' after frozen yoghurt, is expected to be officially launched next week.

A giant statue of a cup of frozen yoghurt has been photographed al...

Until recently, wireless internet hunters would not know who operated a given Wi-i hotspot without opening their laptops. None of the handheld devices available that tell the presence and strength of available Wi-Fi signals at a glance coul...

T-Systems, a part of Deutche Telecom, is conducting an experimental networking of ten thousand Wi-Fi points, scattered in public places all across the world.

This network of half the public hotspots globally, cuts across all ...

Wi-Fi hotspots make wireless networking so simple, its almost unbelievable. Literal just detect and go. Only one tiny snag: finding a wi-fi hotspot can be a nightmare.

Although the UK has a few thousand wi-fi hotspots, London...