TV remote inventor dies at 96

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">This undated photo provided by LG Electronics shows engineer Eugene Polley. A spokesman for Zenith Electronics says Polley, the inventor of the &#34;Flash-Matic,&#34; the first wireless TV remote control, 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 Emmys for their work in pioneering TV remotes.  &#40;AP Photo&#47;LG Electronics&#41;</span></div>
May 22, 2012 12:39:02 PM PDT