Alex Lee, The Guardian

Alex Lee

The Guardian

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Past articles by Alex:

I applaud the push for accessibility – but I won’t be using ‘jazz hands’

Inaudible clapping excludes blind people like me, says the freelance writer Alex Lee → Read More

The realities of space travel: Why a holiday in space might not be a dream vacation

On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin blasted off into space aboard a tiny spherical capsule called the Vostok 1. Gagarin had beaten out six other potential candidates to be the Soviet Union’s first cosmonaut and each one of them had been “overtrained” on the off chance it would be them aboard the vessel and leaving Earth. Fast forward to 2018, and space travel is on the cusp of becoming far less… → Read More

The US owns the fastest supercomputer – again

Summit can calculate more than 200 quadrillion calculations per second, doubling that of the Taihu Light → Read More

Facebook is about to ruin Messenger with autoplaying video ads

First the autoplay ads came for our Instagram Stories, then they came for Facebook Marketplace, now they’re coming for Messenger. Yes, Facebook’s last safe harbour from autoplay video ads is about to be breached. Messenger has had static ads for about a year and a half now, but users will soon begin seeing autoplay video ads popping up in their inbox in Messenger, right next to the conversations… → Read More

The bike that earns cryptocurrency as you cycle

The UK bicycle manufacturer, 50cycles, has created the world’s first e-bike capable of generating cryptocurrency → Read More

iPhone 9 release date and price rumours: Everything we know about Apple’s next phone

The iPhone 9 release date is tipped to be in September, but what else do we know? → Read More

Interstellar dust found whizzing around Earth is older than the solar system

These dust particles could hold the key to understanding how planets were formed → Read More

Foxconn to investigate Amazon factory working conditions after damning report

After the release of China Labour Watch’s report, Foxconn has said it will investigate the factory and will take “immediate action” → Read More

Best business books: From How to get Rich to Deep Work, here are 8 of the best books about business for 2018

Here’s our pick of the best business books to keep you in the know → Read More

A startup is suing Apple for allegedly pinching the Siri Shortcuts logo

Shift is looking for $200,000 in compensation after accusing Apple of stealing its logo → Read More

Our days are getting longer and it’s all thanks to the moon

The moon has been moving 3.82cm away from the Earth every single year and it’s lengthening our days → Read More

Canon kills off its last film camera – the EOS-1V

Canon has promised to repair existing EOS-1Vs until 31 October 2025 unless it runs out of parts → Read More

What is an IPO? Initial public offerings explained

Confused about initial public offerings? This beginner’s guide will explain the basics of IPOs → Read More

Reddit pips out Facebook to become the third most popular site as it rolls out chat rooms

Users spend more time on Reddit than they do any other website → Read More

Scientists just 3D printed human corneas for the first time giving hope to thousands of people with visual impairments

3D printed corneas could provide a solution to the shortfall in corneas available for transplant → Read More

AI is now better at detecting skin cancer than expert dermatologists

The convolutional neural network was able to accurately detect skin cancer 95% of the time → Read More

Behold the Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1 and Nokia 5.1: HMD rides the Nokia success with three new phones

The phones follow the point-one naming scheme of their beefier brother, the Nokia 6.1 → Read More

Nuns must use “sobriety” on social media, instructs Pope

Guidance on how nuns should use social media has been released by the Vatican → Read More

Bosch tests gas thrusters to make motorbikes safer

Bosch is testing new pressurised gas technology to help prevent motorcyclists from having a nasty fall → Read More

Facebook can find nudes but not hate speech

Facebook’s latest report shows why the company is struggling to stop hate speech → Read More