Popular Mechanics is an American magazine, which was first published January 11, 1902 by H. H. Windsor, and has been owned since 1958 by the Hearst Corporation. There are nine international editions, including a now-defunct Latin American version that had been published for decades and a newer South African edition. Popular Mechanics features regular sections on automotive, home, outdoors, science, and technology topics. A recurring column is 'Jay Leno's Garage' featuring observations by the famed late-night talk show host and vehicle enthusiast. Popular Mechanics was originally self-published by the Popular Mechanics Company but in 1958 became a subsidiary of the Hearst Corporation. A near-complete archive of Popular Mechanics issues going back to 1905 is available through Google Books. Popular Mechanics Show is the official weekly podcast of Popular Mechanics magazine.
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