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

Apps help users send paper greeting cards from a digital world

Woe, the end of letter writing.Penmanship pushed aside amid a sea of e-mail and text messages. The U.S. Postal Service...

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 01:21 PM

What's the most popular YouTube video in Minnesota?

YouTube knows what Minnesotans like to watch. Given our apparently universal enchantment with animals, local critters sometimes grab the spotlight.

Updated: May 29, 2013, - 03:21 PM

Study: Kids are all right when they're online

When crafting their social media identities, teenagers are more sophisticated — and safer — than adults might think.

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 12:47 PM

New app offers guide to Sculpture Garden

A new app developed by Walker Art Center uses GPS to map and share stories of the Sculpture Garden with those who wander through, smartphones in hand.

Updated: May 17, 2013, - 02:17 PM

Lust at first photo: Tinder heats up dating-app scene

Go ahead. Be superficial. Tinder, an iPhone dating app, encourages users to make snap judgments about photographs of potential mates.

Updated: May 15, 2013, - 02:34 PM

First academic study of Pinterest finds it isn't so social

“Pinterest is a social network where the focus is not socializing,” says Loren Terveen, a University of Minnesota professor. “The focus is content.”

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 03:17 PM

Beyond cookies: Girl Scouts create robots, video games

Badges with techie twists encourage Scouts – both boys and girls – to explore science and engineering when they’re not building campfires.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 02:22 PM

DIY techies click print, enter third dimension

Star Trek had the replicator. The real world has 3-D printing. The much-hyped technology is bringing science fiction to life by using computer designs to “print” objects out of layers of melted plastic.

Updated: April 28, 2013, - 03:26 PM

Hater: A new app for sharing what you don't 'like'

Forget all those warm, fuzzy “likes” on Facebook. A new app called Hater panders to the pessimist in all of us.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 05:33 PM

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

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