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Popular Mechanics is for people who have a passion to know how things work. It's about how the latest advances in science and technology will impact your home, your car, consumer electronics, computers, even your health. Popular Mechanics - answers for curious minds.
Popular Mechanics magazine is not just for handymen. Each issue abounds in useful and practical information on many different subjects. The projects are all written in easy-to-understand formats with a lot of details to help you successfully complete them, so the urge to attempt one or two yourself is almost irresistible.
Popular Mechanics magazine has regular articles on how to buy the best electronics for your lifestyle and how to keep them performing like new. Industry experts weigh in on the quality and value of certain brands. The articles also offer troubleshooting hints to help you correctly diagnose and resolve unexpected issues occurring with your newest gadgets and gizmos.
Popular Mechanics magazine offers shopping guides on maintenance products for your home and vehicles. It frequently highlights the best new items to take care of your yard as well. See what new tools feature the most durable and high-quality construction. Every issue has something for everyone in your family, whether you prefer indoor projects or outdoor undertakings.
Popular Mechanics magazine also gives readers tips on traveling and other lifestyle plans. Learn more about the different modes of getting to your destination, including road trips and plane rides. You'll find reviews on the best companies, as well as tricks to making your vacation and business travels more pleasant.
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Sorry Popular Mechanics, I have many fond memories of you, but like a loved relative with dementia, Although still living, you are a shadow of your former self. (Disclaimer; I wrote a very similar review for Popular Science, both are accurate, since I have had nearly identical experiences with both).
There's always something or another which is just interesting enough to keep the sub going, but it's not
the Popular Mechanics that made me who I am today.
Unless you practice ritualistic grooming of your facial hair, before sipping some small batch whiskey and
wearing $300 jeans to fix an old truck that you paid more for than a new one would cost, there's much less to read each month.
Turns out that the ads are often more compelling than the content.
The first issue I received had very short, maybe 1/4 page articles that touched on some of the basics of what they were talking about, but not much more than the bullet points of the topic. Gone are the in-depth analysis of yesteryear's issues and the magazine gone to the mainstream, dumbed down 'analysis,' if you could call it that.
The main article of that first issue was something like 'how to drive without GPS.' It was about a 4-5 page article about not using the GPS in your car and actually using a map. Really, this is a place where readers of popular mechanics need help? If it is, then the magazine is probably lost forever.
Gone are the days of fixing engines, building gadgets, and learning actually how things work. I'm sad to see that in an era of almost unlimited learning through the internet, Popular Mechanics has decided instead to write very basic articles that are probably also covered in Good Housekeeping.....
Edit: Case in point, latest issue talked about how to cut your own hair, 3 different types of barbecue sauces you can make, and a holiday gift guide that's more apt for GQ as they recommended buying a $125 name brand flannel shirt. If you can get the subscription for free, there are usually 1-2 decent articles that may spark your curiosity to look up the topics online to find actual analysis. If you can't get it for free, save your money and just visit their website and avoid all the Good Housekeeping and GQ topics.