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

Social network started by Mpls. man aims for elite status with $9k fee

It could be a story from “The Onion”: Join an online country club for the elite, memberships starting at $9,000. Except it’s true.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 02:13 PM

What exactly is 'the cloud'? Answer's not over your head

The cloud is a pretty vague concept for a lot of people, even if they won’t admit it. Consider it part of the ever-changing technology universe we use daily but don’t really understand. Let’s clear that up.

Updated: September 25, 2014, - 09:57 AM

Step up your online security smarts

We’re continually told to lock down our digital lives. It’s time we start listening.Another day, another headline about data spilled...

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 01:36 PM

Who wants to wear a smartwatch?

With Apple’s arrival on the smartwatch scene, will high-tech watches catch on? There's lots of buzz around smartwatches, but it's still unclear if anyone will buy them.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 11:36 PM

The local tastemaker behind Wit & Delight hits social media stardom

After amassing millions of followers, social media tastemaker Kate Arends Peters is opening up about the parts of life that aren’t Pinterest-perfect.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 08:12 AM

Q&A with Vine and YouTube stars Jack and Jack

DigiFest promises IRL experiences with the stars of YouTube and Vine. Don’t understand? Ask a teen.

Updated: August 18, 2014, - 10:50 AM

Day trip: Hopkins serves up history hip in the 'burbs

Suburbs get snubbed a lot — Pleasantvilles with no culture, no history, no nightlife. Not true in Hopkins. If there is a recipe for what’s trendy in big-city neighborhoods, Hopkins already has all the ingredients.

Updated: August 08, 2014, - 05:45 PM

Picking the right apps for your life

Is there a science to picking the perfect apps to fit your life? Find out what these savvy smartphone users have to say.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 07:51 AM

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

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