Popular Mechanics is an American science and technology magazine first published January 11, 1902 by H.H. Windsor and owned since the 1950s by the Hearst Corporation There is also a newly formed South African version available.
Popular Mechanics features regular sections on automotive, home, outdoors, science, and technology topics. A favorite column is "Jay Leno's Garage" featuring observations by the famed late night talk show host and vehicle enthusiast.
A chief competitor of Popular Mechanics is Popular Science.