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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...

2011-01-26 07:15:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Security Cubed is a website dedicated to helping those in a need of a home security alarm system find the right company in their area to keep their families protected. Security Cubed's simple process consists of a user logging on to their site and filling out a short information form. Ten minutes later (within the call hours) the user will receive a phone call from a trusted home security company with a quote. "We understand that finding the proper...

2010-12-25 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26: TELEVISION REMOTES Profile America -- Sunday, December 26th. The day after Christmas is often a quiet time -- a lull after the busy pace of the weeks before the holiday. Many will spend the day in a comfortable chair, flipping through television channels. The fact that this...


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2010-10-07 15:50:33

A remote control is an electronic device that can operate another piece of electronic equipment wirelessly from a short line-of-sight distance. Although it goes by many names, it is most commonly called the remote. They are usually small wireless handheld objects with various buttons and settings. Most of the time, the remote contains a much larger majority of controls than the small amount of primary controls the device itself has. Remotes communicate either through infrared or radio...

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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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