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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...

2009-05-09 14:26:20

The science fiction pilot Flash Forward has been picked up by ABC and given a 13-episode order, the network says. The show, whose pilot episode was produced and co-written by David Goyer and Brannon Braga, got the nod from the network Friday only hours after executives screened it to a strong reception, The Hollywood Reporter said. The show is loosely based on a novel by Robert J. Sawyer and will star Joseph Fiennes. In the story, the Earth's entire human population blacks out simultaneously...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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