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

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

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

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