Alexander George

Associate Editor

Alexander George is an associate editor covering technology for Popular Mechanics. He previously contributed to WIRED, the Wall Street Journal, Outside, and Dwell.

Stopping Killer Drone Swarms Before They Kill Us

The latest threat: swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles designed to overwhelm their under-equipped target.

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Google's A.I. Camera Shoots What You'd Miss

PM Approved: The body-mounted Google Clips camera films only when there’s something worth capturing.

The Beginner's Guide to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

You can still get in on the cryptocurrency craze. But first, make sure you want to.

iPhone and iPad: Two Devices, One Charger?
The iPad and iPhone use the same Lightning connector, but have power adapters with different wattage ratings. Is it safe to use the hig…
The Best Android Phones You Can Buy

When iPhone just won’t cut it, Android gives you plenty of equally great choices

How Satellite Internet Could Provide Disaster-Proof Coverage
With SpaceX and other companies launching internet satellites, it could soon be easier to get online all over the world—even afte…
How to Organize And Back Up All Your Phone Photos

Don't wait until you drop your phone in the toilet and your hard drive crashes on the same day.

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To Surf in Winter

Of course it’s possible to go surfing when it's freezing outside. The question is, why would you?

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5 Ways To Make Your Home Wi-Fi Faster

How to navigate those crappy router menus and get yourself on the road to faster home internet.

How to Cut Your Own Hair

Like you haven't thought about it.

The Best New Gadgets and Tech of 2017

For your consideration: The most exciting things we played with over the past year.

What To Expect From Apple's Big iPhone 8 Event

An extremely expensive iPhone, but much more than just that.

5 Hacks to Make Email Suck a Little Less
Pressure from messaging apps like Slack is forcing innovation from traditional email companies. That's good news for you, and very good…
Are Smart Homes Safe From Hackers?

Filling your home with smart gadgets can make day-to-day tasks a breeze, but how vulnerable are these devices to malicious hackers?

Garage Sale on Your Phone: The Best Apps for Selling Your Random Stuff
Some new apps are trying to help you unload your old stuff, and while they may not be as comprehensive (or safe) as eBay, they are more…
How to Put a Car on Stilts (and Still Drive It)

It's completely impractical, which is what makes it completely great.

How to Make a Table That Charges Your Phone

Because the best-looking charger is one that you can't see.

McLaren Reveals Its Newest, Fastest Supercar

The pinnacle of automotive engineering.

<p>From the Gobi Desert in the south to the Altai Mountains in the west, through the wide-open steppes in between, Mongolia has some incredible and diverse landscapes that are as remote and rugged as any place on Earth. Leave modern society behind and head out into the countryside, where you'll find nomadic people who continue to live life much the same way they have for hundreds of years. You'll also discover breathtaking snowcapped peaks to climb, remote trails to trek, and a fascinating history and culture to explore. </p><p>Recommended Adventure: <a href="">Explore the Altai</a> on horseback.</p>
The Gadgets You'll Want at the Edge of the World

Don't leave for you next adventure without them.

What To Do if You Crash Your Drone

A comprehensive guide to getting back in the air.

The Helmet That Gives Air Force Pilots X-Ray Vision

Now Air Force pilots can pick off bogeys using X-ray vision.

The World's Biggest Drone-Maker Just Revealed Its Tiniest Flyer Yet

DJI, maker of the Phantom series of drones, unveils the itty-bitty Mavic Pro.

How To Get Started Editing Your Own Video
How to take those videos building up on your phone and turn them into something that your followers, family, and friends will actually …