So we knew Boeing was working on improving Wi-Fi on its planes, but we didn’t have all the details, really. Now we do. Boeing made its better Wi-Fi with potatoes.
You can check out the full rundown in the Boeing video below, or in Boeing’s blog post on their improvements, but the potatoes come in as stand-ins for humans. It seems the giant spud sacks interact with signals more or less like human flesh sacks, so tests can go on without a plane full of engineers or temp agency drones filling the seats. [Boeing via Wired]