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

GPS devices may not be all that accurate

Despite high-tech GPS devices, we still get lost. It’s difficult to quantify how often, but evidence of users’ frustration is easy to find.

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 06:58 AM

Take a look through Google's Glass

Will Google Glass become the next “it” gadget or a goofy novelty like the Segway?

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 04:37 PM

Colleges -- including U of M and St. Cloud St. -- fighting back at cyberattacks

Loads of intellectual property make them frequent targets.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 09:26 PM

March 13: Minnesota legislators lose taste for statewide wellness campaign

It's too costly with too few results, they say. Advocates insist it's too soon to draw any conclusions on effectiveness.

Updated: July 07, 2013, - 08:20 PM

Facebook losing its buzz as younger users defect

While adults are flocking to Facebook, teens are migrating to newer, cooler networks that Mom and Dad have yet to discover.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 09:47 AM

PedalMN.com helps cyclists plot routes, find amenities

PedalMN.com, a mobile-friendly website, features an interactive map that makes sure you can find sustenance — and everything else — while riding around Minnesota.

Updated: June 24, 2013, - 03:08 PM

Mastectomy debate: Much-needed information or fueling hysteria?

Coming on the heels of Angelina Jolie’s revelation that she had a preventive double mastectomy, talk of the very personal procedure has never been so public.

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 11:19 PM

Angst abounds as people tweet during tragedy

During times of national heartache, Twitter and Facebook become sounding boards for the grieving masses. But what if you want to tweet about something else?

Updated: June 07, 2013, - 03:34 PM

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

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