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This 1955 photo provided by LG Electronics, shows a Zenith "Flash-Matic," the first wireless TV remote control. A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says Zenith engineer Eugene Polley, the inventor of the device, died Sunday, 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 an Emmy for their work in pioneering TV remotes. (AP Photo/LG Electronics)

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