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The Hand Tool Family Tree [Infographic]

For any kind of caliper you want<p>So you misplaced your screwdriver, or vernier caliper, or veiner gouge. The worst, right?<p>If only everything were as organized as this ridiculously comprehensive infographic of more than 300 hand tools, from the common to the, uh, extensive sub-family of various hand …

Ivee Sleek is a voice assistant that controls your connected home via WiFi

By this point, most of us are accustomed to being able to talk to our laptops and phones to get them to do what we want (some of the time, at least). Now, Ivee Sleek is here to give you the same control over all those WiFi-equipped lightbulbs, thermostats and door locks we've been seeing lately. …

Edison-powered Mimo Baby Monitor ushers in the Internet of Things

While the Mimo Baby Monitor is not the first offering of its kind, it is the first in what is likely to become an onslaught of wearable electronics …

376 of the best one-liners on the internet

<b>One one-liner a day keeps the doctor away…so, here is a shortlist of the best one-liners you can find on the internet today. Have fun!</b><p>1. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.<p>2. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

Guide To Upcycling With Pallets

From a simple shelf to a complete house, wooden pallets are a fabulous material to upcycle with and what's more they're often free if you hunt around …

How to Get Even More Out of a Raspberry Pi

No doubt about it, the Raspberry Pi is nothing short of a homebrew phenomenon. Since its release in February 2012, the British micro-mini-computer …

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to do yourself. Study our master list with step-by-step tips from the experts, and test your DIY aptitude each step of the way.<p>These days, you can outsource almost any job -- but some things you need to know how to …

14 Bright Ideas for a Better Wood Stove

The Alliance For Green Heat recently announced the 14 finalists that will compete in the first-ever Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition that showcases some of the cleanest, most efficient next-generation wood stoves. Popular Mechanics takes a look at each of the finalists and …

Volkswagen Confirms Three-Cylinder Golf

Three-cylinder engines are quickly coming to the fore in this age of ever-decreasing displacement. Smart was offering triples long before it was cool, Ford launched its 1.0-liter unit stateside in the 2014 Fiesta, and BMW is installing its three-cylinder in the new i8 as well as the next-generation …

Engines

LeMons Thunderhill Inspections: Furry Brougham, Volvo P1800, and a ’55 Chevolvo

The 24 Hours of LeMons has been coming to Thunderhill Raceway in Northern California since 2007, and this time we’ve managed to set the record for the most entries in any LeMons race so far: 194 teams! The justices of the LeMons Supreme Court inspected most of those racin’ machines today, and we …

Classic Cars

24 Hours of LeMons NorCal: Surprise Dyno Tests Shake Up Day 1 Standings!

With the largest field of cars in LeMons history (184 vehicles managed to clank onto the track at Thunderhill Raceway on Saturday morning), we knew that those of us who toil in the sacred robes of the LeMons Supreme Court would have a busy day in the Penalty Box, and our prediction turned out to be …

Northern California