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19 Gadgets That Changed The World

Every so often, a device comes along that changes the way we live our daily lives and things are never the same again. With today's digital technology, such devices may come more frequently than in the past, but our list revolutionary gadgets extends back two centuries.
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The first wireless television remote came out in 1956, operating via ultrasonic waves and actually clicked. It was the forerunner of today's couch potato talisman and created the expectation that we shouldn't have to touch our appliances to enjoy them. In fact, some modern remotes have more buttons than the devices they control, and still no one has figured out how to avoid losing them. But no one gets up to change the channel anymore, and for that we can thank the remote.

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