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Almost everyone has experienced the dreaded WiFi “black hole” in the house, the place where you just can’t get a good signal. There are a few reasons why this happens, but luckily we have some recommendations to help.

First: The Why

Your home’s wireless Internet likely works via a wireless router, which uses your Internet connection to send data over the air waves. The air brings friction and interference that a hard-wired connection eliminates.

By now, the USB cable, in all its many variations, has become commonplace. You’d be hard-pressed to find a single electronic device in your house that doesn’t feature at least one port. However, finding the matching cable can be a pain – and if you find yourself fumbling through a nest of cords to find the one your smartphone plugs into, you’re not alone.

Last week, Apple created headlines when it announced that its new laptop would feature only one (yes, one) USB port, which would also double as the power input. However, Apple went a step further and bet all its chips on a new standard – the USB Type C.

Yesterday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed what are arguably the strongest net neutrality rules to date – classifying Internet service as a utility, which would allow it to be regulated in much the same way as phone service

While the full text has not been released yet, here’s what it looks like the proposal will do, based on the summary given...