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

A new target for high-tech surveillance: Polar bears

A U of M researcher counts white arctic giants from a lofty perch 380 miles up.

Updated: April 26, 2014, - 06:53 PM

Life Time Fitness gets pressure from new rivals

Memberships rose, but at a slower rate than dues, as boutique clubs spring up.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 09:45 PM

Capital markets unit drives Piper Jaffray profit higher

Piper Jaffray Cos. beat first-quarter net earnings estimates by 33 cents a share, driven by the brokerage company’s capital markets...

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 09:24 PM

Alexander: Blank photos may exceed Gmail's limit

Q: I use Gmail, and some of the e-mails I receive contain numerous photos. But on many of the e-mails,...

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 07:06 AM

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

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