Meet Hedy Lamarr, whose invention powered wi-fi tech

Hedy Lamarr, center, with the composer George Antheil, second from right, and his wife, Boski, second from left. By DWIGHT GARNER Did you hear the one about the actress and the composer who tried to invent a remote-controlled torpedo?

David Strom reviews the biography of Hedy Lamarr, The First Geek Movie Star. This and more in today's Daily Wrap. Sometimes it's difficult to catch every story that hits tech media in a day, so we wrap up some of the most

For all her talent, Austrian-American actress Hedy Lamarr was everything above with an envious blend of good looks, success and of course, beautiful brains. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that your bluetooth would have taken much longer to

The extraordinary mind of Hedy Lamarr: Hollywood bombshell and revolutionary inventor. Image Credit: Eliot Elisofon/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images. Hedy Lamarr.

By JOHN ADAMS On a sweltering Paris evening in June 1926, a 25-year-old pianist and composer from Trenton stepped out onto the stage of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, which was crowded with an array of pianos, bass drums, xylophones, electric bells