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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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  • '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...
  • 2004 year in review

    2004 year in review
    From the war in Iraq to the music in our pockets, technology brought us the world in unexpected ways. Here are 10 phenomena of the last 12 months that will make the next 12 months very interesting to watch. THE INTERNET AND THE WAR IN IRAQ Thirty...
  • 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....
  • If you play 'San Andreas,' you'll be a black male. Does it matter?

    If you play 'San Andreas,' you'll be a black male. Does it matter?
    In 1987, Carl Johnson fled West Coast gang life, moving to an East Coast metropolis to get a fresh start. It's five years later: He learns that his mother has been killed, and he has to come home. CJ returns to a world he barely recognizes. Many of his...
  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Leaky-Cauldron bubbles over with support from Potter fans

    The-Leaky-Cauldron.org is a throwback to Internet's earliest days, when people shared inside info with one another just because they believed information should be handled that way: free. As you've probably guessed from the site's name, it's all Harry...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Turning politics into a game

    Can President Bush ride a strengthening economy to another term in the White House without the support of organized labor? How will Sen. John Kerry use the war in Iraq as a political weapon without seeming callous? You're not paid to answer those...