Boeing tests Wi-Fi on planes with … sacks of potatoes?
If you’ve ever felt like a sack of potatoes, there may be a good reason why. Potatoes have a very similar dielectric constant to humans – we reflect and absorb electronic signals in a corresponding manner.
U.S. launches test of Wi-Fi to prevent car accidents
The program will enable vehicles and infrastructure to ‘talk’ to each other in real time to help avoid crashes and improve traffic flow.
Map of Wi-Fi router names makes a political statement
Developers at a mobile app company decided they would map the political allegiance of people who declare those opinions using their Wi-Fi names. The resulting maps don’t represent the world’s opinion on U.S. President Barack Obama, as the sampling is too biased, but they’re a funny, human glimpse into people’s thoughts.
Turning homeless men into WiFi hotspots ignites debate at SXSW
The men carrying a Verizon 4G LTE MiFi around SXSW this year ask for donations via PayPal from anyone who uses their connection.