Katie Humphrey

Reporter | Digital Life
Phone: 612-673-4758
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

2014's top Internet trends: Ice buckets, World Cup and #Ferguson

You can tell a lot about a country by what it tweets, googles and views on YouTube.

Updated: December 19, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Mingle@ app aims for in-person introductions

Sam McCaa was in Uptown eating with friends when he saw it: awkward first date in progress.The guy was taken...

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 06:19 PM

Families share holiday rituals by video chat

For millions of people whose families are scattered across the country, almost any digital screen can become a window into a holiday celebration via Skype, Google Hangouts or Apple’s FaceTime.

Updated: December 12, 2014, - 02:45 PM

Online ads follow you wherever you go

Remember that time you shopped for a necklace online, and then jewelry ads followed you everywhere you went — from your Facebook page to news sites? You’re not imagining it: You’re being tracked. Here's how.

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 07:18 AM

Targeted online ads: Creepy or convenient?

Privacy concerns arise as online ads follow consumers as they search the Internet.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 02:29 PM

2014: The year we toyed with wearable tech

Want an entertaining peek at what the wearable tech future could hold? Look at Kickstarter. There are more than 200 wearable tech pitches on that crowdfunding site.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 07:30 AM

What's your Web IQ?

Technology is everywhere. But do you really know how it works? Where it came from?Pew Research Center quizzed 1,066 Americans...

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 03:55 PM

Cook up a visual holiday feast on Instagram

Photographer Melissa Oholendt shares tricks for taking dreamy Instagram photos of food and decor.

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 10:45 PM

Do we want privacy or free stuff? Both

Internet users feel they’ve lost control of their personal information — but that doesn’t stop them from handing it out.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 03:39 PM

DrinkFly app delivers alcohol to your door

It’s cold. You’re hunkered down at home in a nest of cozy blankets. Wouldn’t a warm adult beverage be nice?...

Updated: November 21, 2014, - 04:12 PM

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