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How to Repair Car Paint Chips

Car paint chip repair is easy to take on, as long as you can find the right paint—and let your layers dry.<p>Stone chips detract from the appearance of your car but also can provide toeholds for rust to begin. You may not be able to make your car's finish look showroom new but, with a reasonable level …

DIY Home Security with Skylink

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>In my quest for perfect home automation and security, I have been trying out different avenues. For the most part, you can see …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

Plastc Will Replace Every Card in Your Wallet With Just One

Plastc's credit card magically transforms into any credit, loyalty or gift card you own.<p><b>With the launch of Apple Pay coming later</b> this month, the move toward mobile payments is about to pick up some much-needed steam. Yet even with Apple in the game, it's going to quite a while before every coffee …

These Are the Screws You Should Be Using

Stop making things hard on yourself by building with drywall screws or other cheap fasteners.<p>Last weekend I was installing some 2 x 4 blocking for a bathroom cabinet, and I really struggled to drive the screws into the lumber. In fact, whenever I use drywall screws to build stuff, they break or …

Why Atlanta Is The Big American City You've Been Missing Out On

When you think about Atlanta, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a flashback to those Bravo commercials you've seen with The Real Housewives. But forget NeNe and Kandi -- Atlanta is much more than fake-brawling and McMansion suburbs. This city is one of the most amazing cities in …

10 Insane Rides by Boutique Carmakers

These aren't just upgraded versions of the original<p>Today's restomodders, replica builders, and tuners take an obsessive approach to performance. These vehicles are modified to a level of detail so far beyond their original roots that they are better described as brand-new production cars and trucks …

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Apple TV graduates from hobby/accessory to product line ahead of major changes

Apple appears to be putting its ducks in a row ahead of major Apple TV changes. Alongside last night’s changes to the Apple Online Store to promote Valentine’s Day specials, Apple added an entire Apple TV section.<p>The Apple TV is now promoted as a full product line alongside Macs, iPads, iPods, and …

Paint Brush Care: How To Rescue a Petrified Brush

Don't throw away expensive paintbrushes—they can be saved!<p>It doesn’t matter if paintbrushes have been fossilized by oil- or water-based finishes of …

Cleaning

Google Now comes to the Mac in the latest Chrome Canary release

There have been indications for a long time that Google Now was eventually coming to the Chrome browser. Via the Google Operating System Blog, the service has finally surfaced in the most recent release of Chrome Canary (Google’s name for the app’s ‘alpha’ channel builds).<p>As expected, Google Now in …

CES 2014: Popular Mechanics Editors' Choice Awards

The world's biggest consumer electronics extravaganza is in full swing, and we've seen every curved TV, Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush, and robotic gadget in Las Vegas. Here's the best of the show, the items you really want to know about in 2014.<p>The world's biggest consumer electronics extravaganza …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Tech Terms to Know in 2014

Personal data auctions, 3D counterfeiting, and more hot items people will be talking about this year.<p>Personal data auctions, 3D counterfeiting, and more hot items people will be talking about this year.

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A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …

Quick Bike-Preservation Tips for the Home Mechanic

It's hard to keep your two-wheeled pride and joy looking and riding like it just rolled off the bike shop floor after many years and miles. But a few simple steps will help you preserve your bike in the best possible condition.<p><b>Keep it Clean</b><p>A clean bike is a well-riding bike. Clean your bike after …

Get Out There: An Oasis in the West Texas Desert

Welcome to Hueco Tanks. This limited-access state park in west Texas features rock paintings from three different cultures in addition to hiking, bird-watching, and other outdoor adventures.<p><b>Five million years ago</b>, near what is now the Mexican border, magma surged up from inside the Earth. As it …

National Parks

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Scuba Diving