Ilya Kaminsky

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Computer Lets Fully Paralyzed Patients Speak for First Time

When a new brain-computer interface reached the thoughts of completely locked-in patients for the first time ever, it found them engaged and happy to …

We’re Building a World-Size Robot, and We Don’t Even Realize It

Last year, on October 21, your digital video recorder — or at least a DVR like yours — knocked Twitter off the internet. Someone used your DVR, along …

Cybersecurity

Inside Twitter's new plan to combat harassment

Twitter has long been criticized for being a breeding ground of hate and harassment.<p>But the social network might finally be implementing changes to curb the abuse that's plagued it.<p>On Monday night, Ed Ho, Twitter's VP of engineering, hinted at the changes in a tweet, including "long overdue fixes …

Smart Guy Productivity Pitfalls

Productivity is one of my pet topics, because it's always dogged me a bit, especially early in my career. I'd pull long days and nights and...