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Daily Wrap: Hedy Lamarr Biography and More

David Strom reviews the biography of Hedy Lamarr, The First Geek Movie Star. This and more in today’s Daily Wrap.

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Hedy Lamarr, The First Geek Movie Star.

Hedy Lamarr, probably more famous for her contributions to Hollywood than to the technology world, is the object of a biography by Richard Rhodes. Apparently while researching a possible breast augmentation with her neighbor, a composer, the two patented a technique for frequency-hopping radio communications that is the basis for spread-spectrum radio communications still in use today.

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