Wi-Fi Passpoint standard now knits together SF, San Jose, London

October 25, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

A partnership that lets Wi-Fi users get on free public networks in San Francisco and San Jose, California, with a one-time joining process now also covers a hotspot along the River Thames in London. The cities at either end of Silicon Valley used the Wi-Fi Alliance’s Passpoint specification to set up Wi-Fi roaming between their city-owned networks earlier this year. The technology lets residents …

Principal warns of serious accident

October 24, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

The principal of a school situated next to a known speeding hotspot believes it is only a matter of time before a serious accident occurs unless his school is prioritised by the State Government for flashing electronic school zone signs.

‘Kuala Sepetang not a crime hotspot’

October 24, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

KUALA LUMPUR: Police yesterday denied claims that Kuala Sepetang in Perak is being controlled by mafia groups. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said although there were criminal activities there, the town was not being run by the mafia. “Kuala Sepetang used to be a hotspot for trafficking activities.

Tourist hotspot turned into a tip

October 22, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

LYING just kilometres away from a tourist paradise is an island completely covered with rubbish – a dumping ground. You won’t believe this garbage.

HotSpot Parking takes aim at drunk driving in Fredericton

October 21, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

HotSpot Parking has launched a new program designed to help prevent drunk driving in Fredericton. The so-called designated driver feature will cover a HotSpot customer's parking for two hours the morning after a night out to encourage "safer choices," the company said in a statement. Through research and observation, HotSpot found people didn't want to face expensive parking tickets left on …

Ask Slashdot: LTE Hotspot As Sole Cellular Connection?

October 20, 2014 in Hot Spot Blog News

New submitter iamacat writes I am thinking of canceling my regular voice plan and using an LTE hotspot for all my voice and data needs. One big draw is ability to easily use multiple devices without expensive additional lines or constantly swapping SIMs. So I can have an ultra compact Android phone and an iPod touch and operate whichever has the apps I feel like using. Or, if I anticipate …