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

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

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

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