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Eric Gwinn

Eric Gwinn
Eric Gwinn has written about gadgets and video games for the Tribune since the early '90s. He enjoys telling readers about electronic gear that solves real-world problems at a reasonable price. Eric's articles appear in the Tribune weekly, and he often shows up on WGN radio and CLTV.
Eric Gwinn has written about gadgets and video games for the Tribune since the early '90s. He enjoys telling readers about electronic gear that solves real-world problems at a reasonable price. Eric's articles appear in the Tribune weekly, and he often shows up on WGN radio and CLTV. « Show less

Top Eric Gwinn Articles

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  • Nannycam shopping

    Nannycam shopping
    Q: I'm thinking about getting a nanny cam, but I don't know what I should be looking for. Thoughts? — Lucy, Niles A: Most people buying a nanny cam are looking for peace of mind. Is the sitter treating my child well? Is my house OK while I'm on...
  • Too many negatives

    Too many negatives
    Q: I've been putting off converting my 35mm photos (negatives) to digital. I've been looking for something I can load a stack of negatives (or photos), push a button and voila! Know of anything on the market? -- Steve A: You want a flatbed scanner,...
  • How to convert 8mm to digital

    How to convert 8mm to digital
    Is there any reliable do-it-yourself equipment to convert 8mm film? I have thousands of feet, both mine and stuff my father-in-law took as far back as the mid-1940s. A lot is junk, but I don't know how I could edit it before it's copied given the age...
  • More on scanning negatives

    More on scanning negatives
    Here's why we count on you readers to help us out. Maybe you remember Steve? He had stacks of 35mm negatives to scan, so he asked us to recommend a scanner. Judging by our e-mail responses, this is a hot topic for a lot of people. We suggested the pricey...
  • Host a summer screening

    Host a summer screening
    The next summer blockbuster can be in your backyard. With a projector, a makeshift screen and proper planning, you can host your neighbors for al fresco DVDs and a side of Wii Sports Bowling. To pull it off on the cheap, you need your own projector, or...
  • How to turn a photo into a sketch

    How to turn a photo into a sketch
    Q: I may be asking the impossible. I would like to convert photographs to line drawings. I am 78 years old so I can't use something that takes time to learn or might be complicated. PhotoShop exceeds my budget, and I would prefer something automatic. I'...
  • An easy way to navigate

    An easy way to navigate
    My City Way USA (free; iOS) What it is: Travel-related apps covering 37 cities, each city with its own collection of restaurant finder, tour info, transit schedules, crime reports, dog park locators and more. How it works: Choose a city, from Atlanta to...
  • Control Facebook

    Control Facebook
    Q: Please tell me how to get out of Facebook.¬†How do I refuse an¬†invitation? Thanks. — Cynthia A: Internet social networks are one of the most important innovations in human history. They've led to life-and-death revolutions, in addition to...
  • Too much stuff on my Kindle

    Too much stuff on my Kindle
    Q: Saw your article recently regarding transferring documents to a Kindle. I received a Kindle for Christmas and am still getting used to it. At this point, I am only obtaining books from the local library. At the end of the lending time, the book title/...
  • Printing and the iPad: An exercise in frustration

    Printing and the iPad: An exercise in frustration
    Q: I bought an iPad 1 for my wife a year ago Christmas. At the time of purchase I had no idea that this "great device" lacked the ability to print. A senior level Apple Support Tech directed me to Ecamm and their Printopia app. I opted to skip the demo...
  • Should you shut down your PC?

    Should you shut down your PC?
    Q: Being Depression babies my wife and have our minds tuned to never leave a room without turning out the lights. We still do this so I am programmed to turn off our PC at night and if we are out for a few hours. Is this dumb? A tech told me I would cause...