Clyde Rathbone on Karma: ‘It will either be a global company or it will fail’

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By Tristan Rayner in Social on Thursday 28 May 2015

When launching a business, people have bold aims but generally go public with something attainable. Perhaps “We want to be profitable within a year”, or “…If we can just help one person to improve their life.” Clyde Rathbone is not backward in coming forward with the goal for his new website, Karma. He wants to change the world.

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Founder Clyde Rathbone on Karma: The full interview

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By Tristan Rayner in Social on Thursday 28 May 2015

Clyde Rathbone’s Karma is controversial – everyone has an opinion on how it might work, what the problems will be and if it will be positive for the world. Techly put firm questions to Clyde and the Karma team, who came back to us with very detailed and considered answers.

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What do those iPhone symbols mean? Now you’ll know

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By Dan Wighton in Mobile on Thursday 28 May 2015

Turn over your iPhone. Take a look down the bottom, underneath where it says ‘iPhone’. You’ll see a few strange symbols, codes and numbers. What could the symbols be? Emojis? Secret code denoting where Steve Jobs buried his billions? Something to do with the Illuminati?

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Gross or delicious? This machine dispenses liquified mash and gravy

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By Joe Frost in Web on Thursday 28 May 2015

Potatoes and gravy are one of the great food combinations – right up there with peanut butter and honey (yes, honey – jam is for nannas) or lamb and tuna fish. So how can you make the humble mashed spud and meat juice seem unappealing? How about by watching it squirt out of a machine as liquid.

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Why are NYC subways always delayed? This 16-bit video explains all

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By Rachel Oakley in Web on Thursday 28 May 2015

Considering the New York City subway runs 24 hours a day with some trains scheduled to arrive at stations every two minutes, there’s really not much to complain about when it comes to public transport, right? So wrong.

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Roleplay as Kanye West in this totally bizarre video game

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By Rachel Oakley in Gaming on Thursday 28 May 2015

Sorry, guys. Not even on a tech website can you avoid Mr Kanye West. But hear us out – there’s a new 2D video game out where you get to play him in the year 3030, and it’s about as weird and entertaining as Kanye’s lyrics.

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The real reason for that little hole in the aeroplane window

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By Dan Wighton in Web on Wednesday 27 May 2015

Frequent flyer? First time on a plane? If you are sitting in the window seat, you probably had one nagging question: what’s the deal with that little hole in the window?

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Two hours alone with Samsung’s Series 9 $9999 SUHD TV

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By Tristan Rayner in Gadgets on Wednesday 27 May 2015

It’s not often you get hands-on to review a $9999 TV. It’s also not often you get to be in the 41st floor of the Hilton in Sydney while doing it.

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We tried Tidal with $400 Bose QC 25 headphones

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By Chris Southcott in Apps, Gadgets on Wednesday 27 May 2015

I spent last week at the country club of digital music, wining and dining with Bose’s $400 QuietComfort 25 headphones while sinking my teeth into Jay-Z’s latest acquisition, lossless streaming service Tidal. And my conclusion is pretty simple.

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Show the world how tasteless you are with 3D images of dolphins in your bathroom floor

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By Joe Frost in Web on Wednesday 27 May 2015

I don’t care how bourgeois this makes me – the nouveau riche cities of the Middle East are just the worst. I’m well aware of their abominable human rights records, and that totally sucks, but I’m more upset by the constant gaudy displays of their extravagant wealth. It’s just so tasteless. And now they’ve found a way to make what I always thought of as impossible come true – floors that are over the top.

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