WALKIE TALKIE Inventor Donald Hings 1937

The seemingly archaic devices—which were much cooler before cellphones came around—are really two• way radio transceivers. Unlike phones, you have to take turns with walkies-talkies, pressing a button when you want to talk. Who’s responsible for the gadget we know today? Prob-ably Motorola engineers, with an assist from Canadian inventor Donald Flings and American inventor …