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

Photo gallery:FAA reprieve: Cellphone silence is still golden while in the air

While the Federal Aviation Administration this month expanded the use of electronic devices in flight, it continued its ban on phone calls — and that’s just fine with a surprising number of passengers.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 10:20 AM

Photo gallery:Protecting passwords, and sanity

A foolproof system to manage dozens of passwords (which should be a combination of letters, numbers and symbols) remains elusive.

Updated: November 06, 2013, - 08:53 PM

Photo gallery:Don't become a tech fossil at work

The onslaught of new technology, from smartphones to social media, can leave experienced workers feeling prehistoric. Avoid professional extinction by answering the call of the digital era.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 09:18 AM

Photo gallery:Signs of fossilization

You might be considered the office dinosaur if you have an embarrassing e-mail address, use a flip phone and more.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 12:33 PM

Photo gallery:Guide to buying/selling on Facebook

In a crowded online marketplace, veteran sellers offer these tips for making sure your unwanted wares catch shoppers’ attention on...

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 03:15 PM

Photo gallery:Facebook garage sales growing in popularity

No neighborhood needed: Veteran garage salers are finding plenty of deals these days without leaving their homes -- on Facebook.

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 03:14 PM

Photo gallery:Growing crowd shoots for video stardom online

Eleven percent of adult Internet users in the United States have posted an online video in hopes that it will be widely viewed, according to the Pew Research Center.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 02:25 PM

Photo gallery:Scholarly citations of 140 characters

Class is in session. The research papers are coming. It’s time to start digging for sources: encyclopedias, journal articles, tweets. Yes, tweets.

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 03:10 PM

Photo gallery:Still outnumbered, women strive to tap into tech industry

While women have made gains in other traditionally male-dominated fields, the glass ceiling in the tech world is proving particularly tough to break.

Updated: October 01, 2013, - 06:27 AM

Photo gallery:What if these Minnesota legends had Instagram?

Photo sharing network Instagram — 150 million active monthly users and growing fast — can always use a little more Up North perspective. Just imagine what these Minnesota icons of past, present and fiction would post — if they had Instagram.

Updated: September 25, 2013, - 10:28 PM

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