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  • Eugene Polley, inventor of TV remote, dies at 96

    Couch potatoes everywhere can pause and thank Eugene Polley for hours of feet-up channel surfing. His invention, the first wireless TV remote, began as a luxury, but with the introduction of hundreds of channels and viewing technologies it has become a necessity.

  • This undated photo provided by LG Electronics shows engineer Eugene Polley. A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says Polley, the inventor of the "Flash-Matic," the first wireless TV remote control, died May 20, 2012, of natural causes in Downers Grove, Ill. He was 96. (Associated Press/LG Electronics)

    Eugene Polley, inventor of TV remote, dies at 96

    Eugene Polley, who invented died of natural causes Sunday at a suburban Chicago hospital, said Zenith Electronics spokesman John Taylor. The former Zenith engineer was 96.

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    Big kahuna of channel surfing dies

    CHICAGO | Couch potatoes everywhere can pause and thank Eugene Polley for hours of feet-up channel surfing. His invention, the first wireless TV remote, began as a luxury, but with the introduction of hundreds of channels and viewing technologies it has become a necessity.

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