Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
 

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Contents

Talk Through the Portal
32
Voice portals, Internet telephony
Digital Dame
36
Wireless Internet connections, Personal assistants, Virtual reality
Have a Stroke
38
Swimming (Equipment), Clothing and dress (Sports clothes)
2002 Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer
40
Mercury Mountaineer (Automobile)
2001 Kia Rio
40
Kia Rio (Automobile)
Combo Camera
84
Cameras, Instant print, Digital cameras
Party Down--anywhere
86
Picnics (Equipment), Automobiles (Equipment), Tailgate picnics
Charging Home
90
Jeff Burton (American automobile racing driver.), Automobile racing, Ford Taurus (Automobile)
Cyber Secretary
96
Office furniture (Design), Computer furniture
Open for Viewing
105
Television receivers (Cabinets), Videotape recorders and recording (Cabinets)

The Odds Agains E. T.
46
Extrasolar planets, Life on other planets
America's Nuclear Flying Saucer
66
Lenticular Reentry Vehicle
Deep Freeze
72
Boats and boating (Maintenance and repair), Motor boats
Grudge Match
76
Chevrolet Corvette (Automobile), Ford Mustang (Automobile)
Apple3
80
Power Macintosh (Computer)
Surround Sound
112
Audio systems (Cabinets)
Side Order
124
Compact discs (Storage), Cabinets (Furniture)
Replacing Spark Plug Wires
138
Spark plugs, Automobile engines (Maintenance and repair)
Think It's New? Think Again!
156
Automobiles (Clutches), Brakes, Automobile (Equipment)

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