Inventor of wireless TV remote dies

Eugene Polley created in 1955 the revolutionary Zenith TV Flash-matic, which lives on in homes around the world.

    Eugene Polley is not exactly a household name, but his 1955 invention lives on in homes across the world.
     
    The creator of the first wireless remote control, called the Zenith TV Flash-matic, died of natural causes on Sunday at the age of 96 in Chicago, Illinois, the same city he was born in.
     
    Gerald Tan reports on the "TV miracle" Polley left behind.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.