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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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  • 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...
  • Cool gear for older folks

    Cool gear for older folks
    I'm no doctor but as I get older, I do keep an eye on gadgets that can benefit me — and my aging mom and in-laws, especially since my mother and mother-in-law have both suffered serious falls in the last couple of years. Here's what I've been...
  • Xbox games lift Microsoft sales

    Microsoft Corp. recently announced revenue of $9.19 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30. Redmond's revenue from its Home and Entertainment segment grew 9 percent, thanks to increased sales of Xbox consoles and games. The system's price drop to $150...
  • 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....
  • 'Myst' and 'Doom' share almost forgotten connection

    "Myst." "Doom." If you're a political pessimist, you think those words seem ready to swallow this fractured world. If you're a disaffected kid who plays a loud and raucous guitar, those words sound like great song titles or perfect band names. If you're...
  • 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...