Inventor of the remote control passes away, aged 96

The man who invented the first wireless TV remote control has died, aged 96.

Eugene J. Polley, the man whose invention allowed us to flick effortlessly between channel from the comfort of the couch, passed away from natural causes on May 20.

Polley was behind the development of the “Flash-Matic” remote control, which was the world’s first wireless TV remote, introduced in 1955.

He had worked his way up from the stockroom of Zenith Radio Corporation (now Zenith Electronics, a subsidiary of LG Electronics) to parts development before going on to a long career in the engineering department.

Source: tvbythenumbers 

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