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Eugene Polley, inventor of the TV remote, RIP

p> Eugene Polley, inventor of the wireless TV remote control, has died. The former engineer for Zenith was 96. The first TV with the technology, called Flash-Matic tuning, hit stores in 1955. From the AP: The TV came with a green ray gun-shaped contraption with a red trigger. The advertising promised "TV miracles." The "flash [...]
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