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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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  • 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...
  • 5 iPhone apps to make the holidays a breeze

    Holiday madness is coming, but this year you're armed: Your iPhone and a few convenient applications will help you get through the dark days ahead and keep you on top of everything — including your sanity. Check the iTunes App Store for these...
  • Rewire your old house to make it tech savvy

    Rewire your old house to make it  tech savvy
    Go ahead, wave to your 3-D TV to make it change channels, or tell it to record your favorite show tonight. While you watch TV, your dishwasher will run when electricity is cheapest, and your water heater will anticipate when you're ready for a bath. With...
  • iPad update: Screen won't lock

    iPad update: Screen won't lock
    Questions from around the Thanksgiving dinner table: Q: I updated my iPad to the newest operating system, but now I can't lock my screen, so it bounces around all over the place. A: Yeah, the updated software hides the screen lock function. Tap the home...
  • A look at the 'do not track' registry

    A look at the 'do not track' registry
    Would the FTC's proposed "do not track" registry really keep marketers, advertisers and others from following you around online? It would be a great, but companies that want to know where you go and what you buy online -- so they can tell you about stuff...
  • 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,...