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Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects.

The tool on the cover of Car PC Hacks is a wire cutter. Following the invention of wire came that of the wire cutter, a tool similar to pliers, with sharpedged cutting jaws like scissors. Pliers were invented in Europe around 2000 BC to grip hot objects, principally iron. Over the centuries, many different kinds of pliers have been developed specifically for new inventions, including horseshoes, fasteners, pipes, and electrical and electronic components. Wire cutters, like other kinds of pliers, are comprised of two handles, a pivot, and a head section with gripping jaws or cutting edges. Conventional wire cutters utilize a compression-type cut in which the blade edges collide, pushing the wire out of the way. The long handles relative ....


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