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.
If it weren't for Eugene J. Polley, flipping TV channels would be an exhausting and tedious undertaking. Polley, after all, invented the world's first wireless TV remote. He died of natural causes on Sunday, at the age of 96. Accord... 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