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

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

'iRules' author talks tech families, sexting and cyberbullying

Learn some “iRules” from the woman whose smartphone contract with her son became an Internet favorite.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 03:31 PM

'Friending' each other in real life

Online acquaintances can become great offline pals, but the initial in-person meeting can be all kinds of awkward.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 01:16 PM

Lime prices leave bars, restaurants lacking zest

Unrest in Mexico, coupled with flooding in some areas and drought in others, has brought on the squeeze for lime prices.

Updated: April 16, 2014, - 02:27 PM

Gamers wage virtual war with real Twin Cities landmarks

All the world is a game board for the players who wage virtual war over Twin Cities landmarks in a smartphone-powered game called Ingress.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 02:54 PM

Meet the Minneapolis couple who rule dog cuteness on Instagram

Ahmed El Shourbagy and his girlfriend, Ashley Paguyo, are the Instagram equivalent of talent scouts — the humans behind the wildly popular Dogs of Instagram account.

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 10:58 AM

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