This 1955 photo illustration provided by LG Electronics, shows an ad for a Zenith "Flash-Matic," the first wireless TV remote control. A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says engineer Eugene Polley, the inventor of the device, died May 20, 2012, of natural causes in Downers Grove, Ill. He was 96. Polley and fellow Zenith engineer Robert Adler were honored in 1997 with Emmys for their work in pioneering TV remotes. (AP Photo/LG Electronics)

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This 1955 photo illustration provided by LG Electronics, shows an ad for a Zenith "Flash-Matic," the first wireless TV remote control. A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says engineer Eugene Polley, the inventor of the device, died May 20, 2012, of natural causes in Downers Grove, Ill. He was 96. Polley and fellow Zenith engineer Robert Adler were honored in 1997 with Emmys for their work in pioneering TV remotes. (AP Photo/LG Electronics)
This 1955 photo illustration provided by LG Electronics, shows an ad for a Zenith "Flash-Matic," the first wireless TV remote control. A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says engineer Eugene Polley, the inventor of the device, died May 20, 2012, of natural causes in Downers Grove, Ill. He was 96. Polley and fellow Zenith engineer Robert Adler were honored in 1997 with Emmys for their work in pioneering TV remotes. (AP Photo/LG Electronics)
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