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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Street ball games offer entre to the world behind hip-hop

    In the hip-hop underground, you earn respect by deejaying to reveal your musical knowledge, emceeing to cleverly pass along your world view, working with a crew to promote concerts and unity and creating graffiti art that honors past struggles and...