popular mechanics

  • Think Before You Ship: Testing The Gentleness Of Various Freight Carriers

    Think Before You Ship: Testing The Gentleness Of Various Freight Carriers

    We all wonder what’s going on with the items we ship. Do they wing their way across the country in a pillowy cloud of comfort? Do they fall from great heights onto hard concrete? To test this, Popular Mechanics sent a box containing a device that tests for gravity and acceleration to multiple places in the US. The results were quite interesting. Read More

  • Turn your PS3 into a Linux PC, the Popular Mechanics way

    Turn your PS3 into a Linux PC, the Popular Mechanics way


    If you read the paper version of Popular Mechanics, you may have already seen this. But on the internet, if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you — as we are constantly reminded by recycled pictures of women in tubs. And this is more worth a look than that. Pop Mech has published a pretty straightforward how-to on getting Ubuntu to run on your big scary PS3. I don’t… Read More