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Inventor Of The TV Remote Dies At 96
2012-05-23 06:06:31

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Couch potatoes across the world became united on one channel of sadness as news that the inventor of the television remote control had died began to set in. Eugene Polley, the 96-year-old inventor of the remote control, died on Sunday at a Chicago hospital, according to Zenith Electronics. His first invention, the Flash-Matic, was created in 1955 and was a device that pointed a beam of light at photo cells on each corner of the TV.  This "device" was...


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