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How-to-make-anything

How to make anything

How to make anything

Sure, you don’t have to make anything anymore, what with 3D printing, apps that instantly hire handymen and online stores that sell nearly everything. But...

TESTED: GARMIN FENIX 3: The world’s greatest sports watch?

A sportswatch fanboy for more than a decade now, since a Garmin Forerunner 301 completely sold me on the idea of GPS tracking combined with...

Broadband capped vs uncapped

Broadband capped vs uncapped

As Internet streaming takes off locally, you need to weigh your options carefully.And the obvious choice might not be so obvious after all....

Record-breaking cape-to-rio row

These days, it’s nothing unusual for someone to row across the Atlantic. But two transocean expeditions within the next few months will challenge notions of...

DIY Special: Construct a rocket stove

Rocket stoves are highly efficient, thanks to a strong draught. Sticks and leaves produce a flame hot enough to boil water or cook breakfast. And...

October 2016

October 2016

This lady’s not for turning One of the advantages of this job is that you get to meet really, really interesting people, like the one...

Live off-grid in eco pods

Live off-grid in eco pods

Repurposed shipping containers form the basis for a home-grown eco mobile living unit concept....

Tested: Qnap personal cloud networked storage

REMEMBER LPs? Video cassettes? Half a century ago, we stored media on shelves and in cupboards. Even a decade ago, CDs and DVDs were still...

Desktop lasers move over, 3D printers?

Low-cost fibre lasers from the far east are changing the way industry works. Hobbyists should take note, says a local user....

Identity theft

Identity theft

Foiling identity thieves means maintaining vigilance about cybersecurity – even after your computer has gone to hardware heaven...

The unbelievable reality of the impossible Hyperloop

A company is shooting electromagnetically propelled sleds along a track in the Nevada desert to show off a radical idea for the future of freight...

September 2016

September 2016

Just do it yourself One of the longest-running and most active parts of Popular Mechanics is Do it Your Way. I’m often astounded at how...

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