Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 952-746-3286
Katie Humphrey is the digital life reporter for features. Katie has also covered Dakota County and a gaggle of south metro suburbs. Before coming to the Star Tribune, Katie covered cops, courts and city hall at the Austin American-Statesman. She studied journalism and Spanish (she’s fluent) at Northwestern University.

Recent content from Katie Humphrey

Selfies? No way, says former reality TV contestant

Kim Stolz, formerly of “America’s Next Top Model,” talks digital detox and tech-fueled relationships.

Updated: July 27, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Mere mortals become mermaids, thanks to Twin Cities sisters

Twin sisters from St. Paul are swimming in business – outfitting real-life mermaids worldwide with elaborate, colorful fishtails at a cool $2,500 a piece.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 01:12 PM

Online shopping takes a generous turn with iMyne

The founder of the free online tool hopes that the promise of rebates for shoppers prompts donations to charities.

Updated: July 04, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Share daily highs, lows and surprises with app by St. Paul mom

Parents love to hear about their kids’ lives. Kids, especially teens, don’t always love to share. St. Paul mom Stephanie Ross found a way around those frustrating exchanges with an app based on a dinnertime game.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 02:36 PM

Duel of the digital assistants: Siri vs. Cortana

Siri’s got a new frenemy. Her name is Cortana, and she’s bringing plenty of underdog attitude to the battle for the title of best digital personal assistant.

Updated: June 17, 2014, - 09:37 AM

Talking technology is becoming ubiquitous -- and maybe even useful

Voice-activated devices are evolving from glitch-ridden novelties into useful tools, but quality conversation with your computer isn't likely anytime soon.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 06:01 PM

Parents' dilemma: To share or not to share photos on social media

Parents accustomed to dishing about their own lives on social media are grappling with how to share their kids’ antics without oversharing.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 05:10 PM

App aims to give the 'modern allowance'

Minneapolis-founded app FamDoo connects kids and parents with a digital to-do list – plus rewards.

Updated: June 01, 2014, - 01:56 PM

Experts predict a thriving 'Internet of Things' by 2025

More connected devices in our lives would provide information about our habits and communities, but would also mean less privacy.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 03:33 PM

Weather the storms with smartphone apps

While an umbrella might by the most useful accessory for our recent weather, a smartphone is also helpful to keep up on whatever Mother Nature decides to throw our way.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 03:45 PM

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