Alex Lee


Location icon United Kingdom

Alex Lee is a tech and science journalist, previously writing for Alphr and Expert Reviews. His interests lie in the intersections between culture, technology, science and politics. He has also written for The Guardian, Tech Advisor and Mac World.



Code First Girls wants to teach 20,000 women to code by 2020

Brexit has been a turbulent time for the UK, and the tech industry is no exception. Back in May, a report by job search marketplace Hired revealed that a massive 41% of all tech workers were less likely to start their own tech business in Britain now that we're due to leave the EU.

the Guardian
Gene editing isn't about designer babies, it's about hope for people like me | Alex Lee

A landmark US study by scientists at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland has for the first time successfully edited out a genetic mutation that could cause heart disease, but the fearmongering over designer babies rages on. Where would research into cures for genetic diseases be without a good old debate around the scary future of eugenics?

A rare disease robbed me of my sight. VR brought it back

Slipping the HTC Vive VR headset over my head, I wasn't really sure what to expect. The last time I played a video game, it was 2013, throwing red shells in Mario Kart on the Wii. I was mostly apprehensive for one simple reason: I'd lost my central vision to a rare genetic disease later that year.

the Guardian
From braille to Be My Eyes - there's a revolution happening in tech for the blind

"Connected to other part," my iPhone says to me as I stand somewhere in London's Soho, trying to decipher the letter on the top of a bus stop. "Hello?" says an American woman, reminding me of Scarlett Johansson's disembodied artificially intelligent character from the sci-fi film Her. "Hey, er ...

Twitter icon Linkedin icon