Would consumers be interested in a power generator that recharges their cellphone in a mere 5 minutes? What about a desktop screen that operates both indoor as well as in direct sunlight? Or a way to keep your desktop screen powered and displaying a single image without draining the battery?
Chances are that at least some of these innovations have some appeal to you. But for once they weren't thought up by greedy capitalist researchers looking to open up new markets. They were designed to allow children in developing nations to use notebook computers.
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