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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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  • Got new toys? Sell the old ones

    So, you got the gear you wanted. Great! Or you didn't get it (bummer), and you're planning to treat yourself to what you really wanted, just as soon as you get your hands on some cash. Here's how you can make money off your old gadgets, either because...
  • Make that old PC fly

    Make that old PC fly
    If you didn't find a new computer under your Christmas tree, there are things you can do to make your old machine run like wind. If you don't have the know-how to do these tricks, find a computer repair technician who can. Upgrade your RAM: Few things...
  • Teach an old gadget new tricks

    With all the flashy new stuff announced at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, it's easy to think of your gear as flabby, old and tired. Well, here's a neat little trick that might not make iPhone 4/ iPad owners feel like you've got a new toy, but...
  • Tech gear you'll want in 2011

    Tech gear you'll want in 2011
    It's official. This is the year of the tablet. Companies all over are trying to make the next iPad, a slim, easy-to-use Web-surfing machine that turns your finger into something like a computer mouse. This overgrown iPhone without the phone has spawned a...
  • HD radio worth trying out

    HD radio worth trying out
    Q: I want to buy a portable HD radio with a speaker that I can carry out to the patio or elsewhere. I have an HD radio, and I like the HD programs here in Peoria on the NPR station, but the radio is solidly plugged into the wall, the plug difficult to...
  • Serviceman seeks worthy e-reader

    Serviceman seeks worthy e-reader
    Q: I am on a Navy ship called the USS Laboon. I am looking at getting an e-reader. I have seen many on the Internet and not sure which is the best. I would be using the reader while out to sea. I also wanted to be able to download books on audio, so I can...
  • Next generation of TiVo: Bravo!

    The next generation of TiVo-like digital video recorders will be able to record up to five shows at once while playing another and will be able to monitor home video security systems and send video to multiple rooms simultaneously. Current DVRs can handle...
  • 'Groove' on a Sony afternoon

    "EyeToy: Play" was just the beginning. Now Sony has come up with a new way to put your image into the game. "EyeToy: Groove" features 25 licensed hits you can dance to while the EyeToy camera projects your image into your PS2 and onto your TV. Due out...
  • Electronic gamemakers see future in cell phone

    Electronic gamemakers see future in cell phone
    Gamemakers can't stop thinking about your cell phone at the E3 convention that gathers the movers and shakers of the gaming industry. They'll jump through any hoop to get you to spend up to $5 downloading a game. If that means rewriting a game hundreds...
  • How to get game? Phantom knows

    The Phantom Video Game Service takes on the console industry, the PC gaming industry, the video game rental industry and the video game sales industry, all from a box that looks like a sleek DVD player. Something that does so much defies rigid labels,...
  • A few of TiVo's little secrets

    A few of TiVo's little secrets
    I don't watch much television. Which is why my wife and I bought a TiVo. Two of them, actually. Now I can go upstairs and catch ESPN's "SportsCenter" and Cartoon Network's "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" -- two of the few shows I do like -- whenever I want....