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

1-gigabit Internet service available for 4,000 Mpls. homes

Customers must live next to fiber-optic cables of USI Wireless.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 08:57 PM

St. Jude beats first-quarter estimates, but stock drops

Earnings that beat estimates didn’t stem 1.9 percent stock slide.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Alexander: Tap-and-pay phones are a fading dream

Q: If a thief stole a smartphone that makes retail store payments, could he or she make store purchases with...

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 10:41 AM

Best Buy's top U.S. store executive departs

Seven months after getting a new title, Best Buy Inc.’s president of U.S. retail stores retired and is being succeeded...

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 08:58 PM

Hackers nab $35K in customer incentives from Carlson Rezidor customers

As many as 650 customers are being warned to check their Club Carlson accounts.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 09:23 PM

Alexander: A free firewall now includes risky add-ons

Here's what to do when a free firewall program becomes a problem.

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 05:12 PM

Medtronic takes majority interest in Biostar, a med-tech distributor in Turkey

Medtronic Inc. said Monday that it has acquired a majority interest in Biostar, a joint venture that will distribute the...

Updated: April 08, 2014, - 05:46 AM

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

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