Steve Alexander

Columnist/Reporter | Technology
Phone: 612-673-4553
Steve Alexander follows consumer and business technology trends, and writes a weekly question and answer column for consumers.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

Target recalls floor lamps after two consumers were shocked

The lamps are dangerous when a one-way bulb is screwed into a three-way socket.

Updated: September 03, 2013, - 08:26 PM

Stratasys, riding the wave of 3-D printing, expanding in Eden Prairie

Even after its base moved to Israel, Stratasys is adding to its 3-D machine development and manufacturing operations in Eden Prairie.

Updated: September 01, 2013, - 06:06 PM

Digital incentives help the Wild earn more

Rewarding a pro sports team’s best customers is the goal of marketing firm E Group.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 05:21 PM

Analysts International, Twin Cities tech pioneer, acquired for $35M

American CyberSystems of Georgia offered a 62 percent premium over Analysts’ share value in a cash transaction.

Updated: August 28, 2013, - 08:57 PM

Donaldson Co. beats earnings expectations, but revenue declines

But a 4 percent drop in fourth-quarter revenue sent the company’s shares down.

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 09:26 PM

Alexander: Buying the latest gadget poses risk

Q: I bought a Windows RT tablet computer from Asus in January. But now I’ve read that Asus is pulling...

Updated: August 27, 2013, - 07:45 PM

Heat blast sends corn, soybean prices up

Nice weather had set up Midwest farms for bumper crops — but with lower prices and profits. The late-August scorcher...

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 08:25 PM

Alexander: How long will a backup drive keep working?

Q: How long should a backup drive be expected to last? Mine is four years old. I haven’t had any...

Updated: August 20, 2013, - 05:03 PM

NASA robot’s eyes, ears? Digi International

An industrial Wi-Fi company with 300 Twin Cities workers finds itself worrying about things like temperatures and radiation in space.

Updated: August 16, 2013, - 09:48 AM

G&K Services profit falls, but beats expectations

The Minnetonka-based uniform maker projected growth for 2014 slightly below Wall Street estimates.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 08:26 PM

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