THE WORLD THIS WEEK: UN launches pro-poor laptop

A laptop that costs under $100 has been unveiled by the United Nations, in a bid to help educate kids in poor and developing countries. The computers, which are lime green, will not need a power supply, as they come with a handle which you turn to generate electricity. Professor Nicholas Negroponte who came up with the idea, plans to produce millions of the machines. It’s hoped they will help kids in poor countries interact while they learn. The computers will be covered in rubber to make them extra-tough, and have a power cable that acts as a carrying strap too.