Articles about Sultans

An Amazon Prime Air drone

FAA approves Amazon US drone flight just months after firm gave up and went to Canada

The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has cut its response time to a measly ten months in approving Amazon's most recent drone flight request. In a letter to Paul Misener, public policy veep for the Sultans of Seattle, the FAA stunned all witnesses in granting permission for delivery drone test flights only ten months after the …
USA, Canada - which one is which?

Secret Bezos delivery helicopters operate from mystery Canadian base to evade US regulators

Amazon's relationship with Uncle Sam's Federal Aviation Authority has apparently deteriorated so much that the web-based retailer has fled its jurisdiction for the more liberal regulatory regime of Transport Canada. Showing off its secret-keeping credentials, the Guardian reports that Amazon has an undisclosed drone-testing …

How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

Can people hear the difference between lossy MP3 digital music files and lossless ones? Opinions differ strongly, with much obfuscation around audio cables, mastering and hi-fi componentry muddying the waters. This article was prompted by commentard critiques of Sonos streaming Wi-Fi speaker/player reviews and audiophiles saying …
Chris Mellor, 26 Sep 2014
The Register breaking news

Apple inks Ping trademark deal with golf gear maker

Apple cleared the use of the word Ping with golf company PING before using the name for its new Web2.0 music look-up feature in iTunes. PING’s parent company, Karsten Manufacturing Corp, released an opportunistic statement yesterday, after Apple boss Steve Jobs announced the arrival of Ping. Apple inked a trademark agreement …
Kelly Fiveash, 02 Sep 2010

Geek Squad rides into town

Carphone Warehouse has moved into the home PC support market with a version of Best Buy's Geek Squad service. The Geek Squad website sports a tagline that reads "in cahoots with Carphone Warehouse". However, a CWH spokesperson was reluctant to comment on the new service and told The Reg, "officially we haven't launched yet". …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Mar 2007
The Register breaking news

'We Are The Champions' voted world's fave song

Anyone who believes that increasing cultural globalisation will inevitably lead to a dumbing down of consumers' critical faculties has been proved right on the button by a Sony Ericsson poll of 700,000 "music lovers" in 66 countries which has voted Queen's We Are The Champions the world's favourite song. Britney's Toxic crooned …
Lester Haines, 29 Sep 2005