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Tech history in photos: The heroes who shaped the internet

Hedy Lamarr

Lamarr was an Austrian actress popular from the 1930s to the 1950s. She was also an inventor and, along with George Antheil, developed a technique for frequency hopping that paved the way for the modern wireless internet.

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