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

Ideas for enjoying spring, despite the weather

We want our warm weather — and we want it now. Grab spring by the throat with these out-of-the-box tips.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 08:36 PM

A digital library in every living room

The Digital Public Library of America, launching April 18, will open collections from libraries and museums across the country to anyone with an Internet connection — for free.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 08:00 AM

'Clicktivism’ tests the might of a digital age

The images spread like a colorful tidal wave: pink and red equal signs flooded Facebook as the U.S. Supreme Court...

Updated: April 08, 2013, - 10:13 PM

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

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