In 1956, Zenith developed one of the earliest wireless TV remote control devices. It featured a small hammer inside the remote that could be used to strike one of four aluminum bars, producing an ultrasonic sound that was too high-pitched for humans to hear. This sound was then used to transmit signals to the TV, allowing the user to control it remotely.
While customers appreciated being able to control their TV from a distance, they often complained about the unattractive cable that ran across the floor and posed a tripping hazard.
53 years ago was the first time data was sent through the internet. it was only the 2 digits “LO” because the network could not deal with so much information (AKA to complete the word “LOGIN”) so it crashed after the first 2 digits.
The oPhone makes it possible to send smells electronically. In 2014, the technology was introduced when a person in New York sent a sniff of their breakfast (bread, orange juice, and strawberries) to Paris where colleagues sent a sniff of their meal in return (champagne and macaroons).
In the 1890s, electric bicycles were documented within various U.S. patents. However, in 1992 hardly any commercial electric bicycles were available and the terms E-Bike, power bike, pedelec, assisted bicycle, and power-assisted bicycle only became popular by 2001.
Masako Wakamiya is a Japanese woman who on noticing the lack of fun game apps for senior citizens learnt coding at the age of 81 and created her own app, Hinadan, inspired by a Japanese doll festival. She holds seminars and workshops to educate elderly about the benefits of technology.
The Chinese Army has been training 10,000 pigeons to provide support to the military’s communications in the event that war renders its modern technology unusable. The pigeons, flying at speeds of up to 75 miles (120 km) per hour, are being trained to carry loads of up to 3.5 oz (100 g).