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

Even in a tech-hungry era, change can be bad news

In the age of digital everything, change and innovation are constant. So why do the slightest tweaks send people into a tizzy? Even if a new and better option presents itself, researchers have found, people prefer to stick with what they have known longer.

Updated: March 27, 2013, - 06:50 AM

Teens rule mobile Web, parents play catch-up

With teens leading the way in mobile Internet usage, adults get a glimpse of what's to come -- and a new set of worries.

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 05:09 PM

Smartphone apps are changing the way riders hail taxis

“Call” a cab? New apps let users summon taxis and town cars with the flick of a finger.

Updated: March 06, 2013, - 03:12 PM

Win a personal look at Google's wearable computer

Real life is getting a dose of “Star Trek.”Google has debuted its new wearable computer, called Glass, which looks like...

Updated: February 26, 2013, - 03:00 PM

Apps, gadgets and social media pumping up fitness

Americans sweating fitness and weight loss are embracing mobile apps and gadgets that track every step and every bite — often making a personal challenge very public.

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 03:47 PM

Apps and gadgets to help you get fit

Count calories, measure steps or map the route of a daily run. Tell your friends and cheer the successes. There...

Updated: February 22, 2013, - 01:05 PM

Social circles evolve on social media

As social media continue to grow and evolve, they're appealing to an increasingly diverse group of users by age, geography and race and ethnicity. Here’s a snapshot of who socializes where.

Updated: February 19, 2013, - 03:18 PM

Facebook changing way we grieve

Grieving family members might find comfort in sharing old stories on Facebook timelines, but it can be jarring to see photos of a dead friend reposted on Facebook months later.

Updated: February 17, 2013, - 09:53 AM

First comes love, then comes tech

A love connection with too many digital connections runs the risk of a short circuit. The trick is finding the...

Updated: February 13, 2013, - 02:30 PM

Is Vine the next big thing in social media?

With help from Twitter, a new video app is turning smartphone users into wannabe filmmakers. Cats and food, beware.

Updated: February 12, 2013, - 03:42 PM

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