Hedy Lamarr: WiFi Pioneer

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We’re highlighting some of the amazing women in tech this month! Today we honor Hedy Lamarr, often referred to as the inventor of WiFi!

Hedy was a self-taught inventor and film actress, who was awarded a patent in 1942 for her “secret communication system” this frequency hopping system was intended as a way to set radio-guided torpedoes off course during the war, but the idea eventually inspired WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth technology commonly used today.

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