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

Do smartphone traffic apps really work?

Mobile apps promise real-time traffic info, but — honk! honk! — picking the best route is still a gamble.

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 04:16 PM

Ever-popular quiz apps test all personality types

Since launching in November, QuizUp has hovered in the Top 10 mobile games in the United States. But it’s just one of many brain teasers. Turns out, there’s a trivia app to test just about any personality type.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 02:38 PM

Q&A: Reddit's co-founder on the idea of an open Internet

One of the men behind “the front page of the Internet” talks about the best way to get attention online.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 04:53 PM

A beginner's guide to Reddit

Reddit’s that website you’ve heard of but maybe don’t quite understand. Is it a social network? A message board? Its spare design and free-for-all culture can be intimidating, but don’t underestimate its users’ collective power — for good and, sometimes, not-so-good.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 04:51 PM

Pillow talk: Does extreme cold kill dust mites?

There’s an upside to this freezing weather if killing dust mites is your goal.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 03:59 PM

Libraries become tech hubs for the digitally inclined

People are turning to libraries with tech-fueled questions about everything from e-readers to social media – and librarians have the answers.

Updated: January 01, 2014, - 05:22 PM

Would you 'like' a chance to 'sympathize' on Facebook?

Facebook recently revealed that its engineers have been toying with the idea of a “sympathize” button. Is that something to “like”? Maybe.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 02:34 PM

It's a #hashtag takeover

Once an afterthought in the punctuation world, the hashtag has spawned a language all its own.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 11:13 AM

Reindeer reality show, live from Como Zoo

Animal Planet’s online Reindeer Cam is focused on a trio of Santa’s hooved helpers at St. Paul's Como Zoo this holiday season.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 04:27 PM

Recycle Your Holidays collects unwanted lights for free

It’s the holiday decorating moment of truth: Plug in the lights and hope they all glow.Cheer as they twinkle around...

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 03:41 PM

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