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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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  • An easy way to navigate

    An easy way to navigate
    My City Way USA (free; iOS) What it is: Travel-related apps covering 37 cities, each city with its own collection of restaurant finder, tour info, transit schedules, crime reports, dog park locators and more. How it works: Choose a city, from Atlanta to...
  • Quitting cable? Read this first

    Quitting cable? Read this first
    Success of Internet TV — Netflix streaming accounts for most of the Internet's bandwidth during prime time — is making people think about dropping their cable company. After all, they wonder, why pay for a bunch of channels I don't watch?...
  • Get paid for gadget ideas

    Get paid for gadget ideas
    What are you going to do with that can't-miss gadget idea you've had in your head all these years? You can continue to let it sit till someone else makes it, or you can go through the hassle and expense of designing the thing, making a prototype,...
  • Can I transfer e-books?

    Can I transfer e-books?
    As the ancient philosopher Mick Jagger once opined, "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Q: Hopefully you can help. I have many read and unread books paid for and downloaded into my Sony e-book reader (the first model). Someone helped me transfer them...
  • How to turn a photo into a sketch

    How to turn a photo into a sketch
    Q: I may be asking the impossible. I would like to convert photographs to line drawings. I am 78 years old so I can't use something that takes time to learn or might be complicated. PhotoShop exceeds my budget, and I would prefer something automatic. I'...
  • Control Facebook

    Control Facebook
    Q: Please tell me how to get out of Facebook.¬†How do I refuse an¬†invitation? Thanks. — Cynthia A: Internet social networks are one of the most important innovations in human history. They've led to life-and-death revolutions, in addition to...
  • Power up your workouts

    Power up your workouts
    Looking to energize your workouts with some high-tech-gear? We're here to help. SWIMMERS Swimmers have more choices than ever for underwater music players, but two of the best options out there are the Waterproof iPod Shuffle from H2OFriendly ($139.99;...
  • Keep track of sun fun

    Keep track of sun fun
    Suntimer ($1.99; iOS) What it is: A calculator that tells you how much time you should spend in the sun. How it works: Use on-screen sliders to enter your skin type, the UV index of your location and your sunscreen's SPF. Suntimer calculates how long...
  • Slick ski resort guides

    Slick ski resort guides
    TRAVELER APPS iTrailMap 3D ($4.99, iOS) What it is: Three-dimensional trail maps for hundreds of resorts and ski areas worldwide. Available without an Internet connection, so they're perfect for skiers, boarders and hikers out on the trail. How it...
  • DVR on the go

    DVR on the go
    Q: Hi, I hope you can help me. I was wondering if there is a recording device like a VCR, except it would record to a hard drive. I have satellite service at home and use their DVRs and love them. We travel a lot in a motor home, and sometimes want to...
  • Best computer to handle slides

    Best computer to handle slides
    Q: I have about 800 slides I took during a post-college, pre-grad-school road trip to Alaska in 1979. I would like to put it all on DVD(s) with music from the '70s. I have both a Dell and a Mac. What is my best route? Thanks. —Bryan Brown A: The...
  • Host a summer screening

    Host a summer screening
    The next summer blockbuster can be in your backyard. With a projector, a makeshift screen and proper planning, you can host your neighbors for al fresco DVDs and a side of Wii Sports Bowling. To pull it off on the cheap, you need your own projector, or...