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Top 10 post-WWII inventors

05 May 2015  | Rob Spiegel

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Robert Adler

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(Source: en.wikipedia.org)

The first TV remote control, called Lazy Bones, was developed in 1950 by Zenith Electronics Corp. Lazy Bones used a cable that ran from the TV set to the viewer. In 1956, Zenith's Dr. Robert Adler suggested using ultrasonics, that is, high-frequency sound, beyond the range of human hearing. He was assigned to lead a team of engineers to work on the first use of ultrasonics technology in the home as a new approach for a remote control.


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