Numerous sources have confirmed the death of Eugene Polley—by technical trade, an inventor with 18 patents (plus a hand in developing the push-button car radio and the video disk), but by larger definition a liberator, whose creation of the remote control freed Americans from the burden of physical movement every time they wanted to watch something else, and made convenient entertainment at the touch of your fingers a part of everyday life.
No one foresaw the transformative power of the TV remote control when Zenith unveiled the first cordless remote, the Flash-Matic, in 1955. Created by Eugene J. Polley, who died May 20 at 96, it looked like a small ray gun. Read more... Read Post
Eugene Polley, the inventor of the wireless remote control, has died aged 96. Polley was already 20 years into his career with Zenith Electronics when he came up with the Flash-Matic. Before then, users either had to get a set with ... Read Post