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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

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  • Watch HBO on the go

    Watch HBO on the go
    HBO Go (Free; iOS) What it is: A way for HBO subscribers to watch premium content on their iPhones and iPads. How it works: Log in through your cable subscription user name and password, and voila, top shows wherever you can get an Internet connection....
  • Gearbox: iPhone security cam

    Gearbox: iPhone security cam
    Name: Stem Innovation's iZon iPhone-compatible room monitor What it is: A small color camera with a microphone that connects to your wireless network so you can use Stem's free app on your iPhone to check on your home and even record short clips. The...
  • Traveler apps: Dress for the weather

    Traveler apps: Dress for the weather
    Swackett (free; iOS) What it is: A weather app that uses icons to suggest what to wear based on conditions How it works: Type in the city or postal code you're interested in to find hourly and daily forecasts, with highs, lows, "what it feels like"...
  • 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...
  • HOW DO I ... Rescue old video memories?

    Many of us haven't hada VHS player up andrunning since DVDs took over the living room. That means there is a big stack of aging videocassettes on the shelf storing everything from "ER" episodes we recorded back in the day to prized home movies (there's...
  • Watch TV on your phone

    Watch TV on your phone
    Name: MobiTV iPhone app What it is: A free way to watch shows from Fox News, Comedy Central, NBC Sports and other programming — most of it recorded — on your phone. The free app, downloaded 1 million times from the Apple App Store, gives...
  • Help! My HDTV is busted!

    Help! My HDTV is busted!
    Q: My 6-year-old HDTV is broken and it will cost $400-$500 to repair. Would it make more sense to buy a new one? --Ben, Chicago A: Today's TVs are more energy-efficient, meaning you'll save money on electricity bills. Some can connect to YouTube,...
  • September 29-October 3, 2008

    Monday, September 29 Chicago Tribune Newspaper Party Eric Gwinn, The Gadget Adviser Emily Nunn of Good Eating, 'Fake Foods' Maine South H.S. Marching Band www.south.maine207.org Ben Franklin www.hfkpresents.com Skip Parker www.myspace.com/skipparker...
  • Player's choice

    Player's choice
    Take this quick quiz: 1. Mostly, I listen to my tuneage: a. On the "L" to work. b. I drive to work, so it's at the gym or during my run. 2. My music collection is: a. Vast and constantly growing. b. Big enough. Besides, music has been weak since...
  • Working the angles

    Working the angles
    That UFO you might see whizzing over Thursday night's Florida State-North Carolina State football game is not just a camera -- it's the link between televised football and the video games they seek to mimic. When the Seminoles line up against the...
  • Latest MP3 players do more than sing

    MP3 players that do music and video are great for keeping kids quiet during long car trips, but they have a secret: They're also great for adults to tote around when commuting to work or flying on business. Some people can resist the urge to drop half...