Category Archives: Popular Mechanics

The 7 Best Flip Phones of 2024

Cold turkey may be the best and only way to wean yourself or your kids from a smartphone addiction. There is actually a way to exist these days without a smartphone. Imagine—you can continue to keep in touch in this … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Self-Emptying Robot Vacuums Save You Time and Effort

Only a select few regular household chores are more tedious and time consuming than cleaning floors. According to a number of recent surveys, scrubbing and sanitizing bathrooms is the most hated task, followed by hand-washing dishes/unloading the dishwasher, cleaning the stove/oven, laundry/ironing, and … Continue reading

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The 10 Best 4K TVs That Guarantee a Great Viewing Experience

It’s admittedly hard to detect any real differences between the dozens of bright and colorful big screen 4K TV models available now, whether they’re arrayed on a wall in a store, along shelves at your local retailer, or online. Some TVs are … Continue reading

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Our 9 Favorite 15-Inch Laptops

How small is too small for a laptop computer? How big is too big? A laptop with a 15- to 16-inch display, measured diagonally, is the just-right size for many—the most convenient convergence of productivity versus portability. Read the rest of this … Continue reading

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Self-Emptying Robot Vacuums That Save You Time and Effort

If your personality is more fastidiously neat Felix Unger than chronically messy Oscar Madison (the two mismatched roommates of the ‘70s hit TV show, The Odd Couple) then you might not mind the chores of vacuuming or mopping. Most folks, however, dread dragging … Continue reading

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The Best Rechargeable AA and AAA Batteries

Despite what that cute Energizer bunny thinks, batteries won’t keep going and going indefinitely. Before you know it, you’re reaching for a tiny screwdriver to pry open the battery cover on toys, the remote control, or dozens of other power-hungry gadgets … Continue reading

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9 Best Digital Picture Frames to Display and Share Photos

Vacation snaps, family pictures, close-ups of your pet—they’re probably all trapped on your phone’s camera roll. After all, when was the last time you made a print let alone framed it? Digital picture frames allow you to copy images from … Continue reading

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The 8 Best QLED TVs to Buy Now

It’s easy to buy a fantastic big screen TV that presents a great picture. Up until recently, though, your choice presented a conflict. Some TVs display a deep and precise color picture but aren’t particularly bright. Other TVs deliver an … Continue reading

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The Best Cheap TVs to Buy Now

Sofas, mattresses, perfume, wine—skimp on these and you’re likely to have regrets. TVs, though, can be bought for a low price and happily meet your “good enough” expectations without any buyer’s remorse. In TV land, cheap usually means a set that … Continue reading

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The 8 Best Sports TVs for Game Day

Super Bowl Sunday is traditionally one of the biggest TV-watching days of the year averaging 150 million viewers. In anticipation of the game, now’s the perfect time to replace that old TV. Read the rest of this roundup here at Popular … Continue reading

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