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Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Gadgets |

At the age of 96 dies Eugene Polley, inventor of TV remote control

At the age of 96 dies Eugene Polley, inventor of TV remote control

No, not a laser gun or pepper spray. It is the first remote control.

On Sunday May 20 died, inventor of one of the most widely used electronic devices around the world, the remote control for TV , definitely a device beloved by millions thanks to his invaluable help in the “difficult” task of seeing television.

It was the device called “Flash-Matic”, created in 1955 and which we can see from the pictures, looking more an arm of a remote future, however, through its role to change channels or adjust the volume of the program as the location pointed to where the “gun”.

The company Zenith Electronics, which owns LG, which was reported on the of at 96 years of age, attributing the success to natural causes age-appropriate, after 47-year career dedicated to engineering, where even collaborated with the U.S. government during World War II to develop radar technologies.

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Link: Eugene Polley, Inventor Of TV Remote, Dies At 96 (Huffington Post)

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