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. He also is a general-assignment reporter for business news.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

Aetrium's stock rockets more than 40 percent

The shares of computer-chip testing firm Aetrium Inc. shot up more than 40 percent Friday, a day after it took...

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 08:58 PM

New Hormel breakfasts contain shelf-stable eggs

Breakfast eggs don’t have to be refrigerated anymore, according to Hormel Foods Corp., the company that nearly a century ago...

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:35 PM

Alexander: TV providers make it tough to record onto DVDs

Q: My VCR-DVD recorder now appears to be blocked by DirecTV from recording TV shows on a DVD disk. All...

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:41 AM

Internet piano may change the way music students learn to play

A sensor-equipped piano is capable of “reverse engineering” the player’s performance, a technology that offers a special learning experience.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 05:50 PM

WSI Industries stock rises 6 percent after second-quarter earnings triple

Precision machining firm in Monticello benefited from recreational vehicles’ popularity.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 09:34 PM

Alexander: When iPhones won't talk to home Wi-Fi

Q: My girls aren’t able to connect to their grandparents’ home Wi-Fi network with their iPhones. The girls enter the...

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 05:51 PM

Minneapolis Apple dealer FirstTech will close, pressured by discounting

The Minneapolis retailer, which began in 1977, spanned the lifetime of personal computers.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 09:40 AM

Alexander: Many at risk as end of XP security nears

Microsoft isn’t relenting on its plan to end security updates for Windows XP on April 8, even though it appears...

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 05:24 PM

U, Google pioneer 3-D smartphone mapping software

The University of Minnesota and Google are pioneering next-generation smartphone mapping software — in 3-D.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 05:54 PM

Christopher & Banks stock rises after loss narrows

Christopher & Banks Corp. stock rose Thursday after the women’s clothing retailer’s fourth-quarter results beat analysts’ expectations.The company’s net loss...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:51 PM

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