Boeing used potatoes to improve its Wi-Fi capabilities on airplanes
0. phoneArena 23 Dec 2012, 19:38 posted on
Boeing has been able to improve the Wi-Fi signal that airlines offer to passengers thanks to the potato; Boeing used sacks of of the stuff as stand-ins for passengers in tests to find where Wi-Fi signals have been spotty during flights as real passengers couldn't be expected to sit in a plane for hours without moving while Boeing collected data...
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1. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I salute you mighty spud! (duct tapes potato to back of iPhone, 4 bars FTW!)
3. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
you should've got an android. You wouldn't have wifi issues in the first place. Not that tot you mentioned.
2. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
Boeing should make their wifi free for android users and charge a premium for Apple users. They'd make a ton of money and apple users are used to paying a premium.
7. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
If it's Boeing, they're going to do Blackberries for free and not support anything else...
4. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Laptop not lap top, but interesting article.
5. Alan01 (Posts: 382; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
Thanks for the heads up on that. Problem was that since this story concerned potatoes, I consulted Dan Qualye and he told me to put the space in between!
8. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
You should see how Boeing tests the toilets... Dog food, Butter and Candy Bars... Happy Holidays Y'all!
9. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 886; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
The ultimate test for a toilet is Taco Bell.