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

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

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

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