Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata is an audio engineer, musician, composer, and lover of all things tech, audio, and cinema. Hailing originally from Montana, Ryan received his bachelor degree from the University of Montana in composition and technology. He later studied audio engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Tempe, AZ, then packed up for Nashville, where he spent a couple of years playing and recording music in various studios and local venues. Ryan now makes his home in Portland, OR. Feel free to contact him on twitter, or check in with him at Digital Trends to get the scoop on all the latest in tech, film, and music.
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Movies & TV

Between the Streams talks X-Men: Apocalypse, Daredevil, Sausage Parties and more

Between the Streams, DT’s newest show/podcast is your guide to all of the most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment. This week: X-Men Apocalypse, Daredevil, Sausage Party, and more.
Music

Why Apple’s next iPhone may kill the headphone jack, and what it means for you

The rumor mill has all but confirmed the new iPhone 7 will come without a standard headphone jack. So what does that mean for you? Follow us as we explore the strange new world where Lightning and Bluetooth reign supreme.
Movies & TV

Between The Streams: Nobody knows if Jon Snow is dead, Capt. America, and more

Between the Streams, DT’s newest show/podcast is your guide to all of the most important, and (of course) dumbest new developments in streaming and entertainment to recap the week that was. This week: Capt America Civil War, Jon Snow, and…
Home Theater

This is what $3,000 electrostat ear buds sound like

Shure unleashes eight years of grueling R&D in its first electrostatic earphones, a remarkable pair of in-ears with mind-blowing sound quality (and a kingly price).
Home Theater

Playstation Vue goes nationwide with over 50 channels for just $30/month

Playstation Vue swings for the fences in its latest price drop, going nationwide with Slim bundles that start at $30 per month. The new packages offer all of the advantages of regular Vue bundles, save for live local networks.
Music

Rhapsody and Nintendo team up to put tunes on your Wii U

On-demand streaming service Rhapsody lands on the Wii U gaming console in a new partnership, allowing those with a Rhapsody subscription to rock tunes from their console, along with a 30-day trial for those interested in checking it out.
Movies & TV

Kubo and the Two Strings lays out its mythical plot in beautiful new trailer 2:54

Laika animation has released the latest extended trailer for its dazzling new stop-motion animation adventure, Kubo and the Two Strings, detailing even more of the magical world the film will unleash, along with some comic relief.
Music

‘Fifth Beatle’ and renowned producer Sir George Martin passes away at 90

Sir George Martin, composer, musician, and rock producer extraordinaire who helped define the sound of the Beatles has died at the age of 90, passing away peacefully last night at his home in England.
Virtual Reality

How the creator of the MP3 is building the future of VR sound

We sat down with the leading developer of mobile VR sound solutions, German-based research firm Fraunhofer Institute. The creator of the MP3, Fraunhofer is now working with Samsung, LG, Google, and others with its open-source 3D surround…
Home Theater

MQA is an impressive new file format that squeezes superior sound into less space

This year at MWC we demoed a new format that might well turn the world of hi-res audio on its head. Called MQA, the compression system from Meridian Audio creates files that are smaller than FLAC files, and sound better too.
Home Theater

Amazon in talks with AMC and ESPN for its own live streaming TV service

Amazon continues its quest to create a live TV streaming service, reaching out to ESPN and AMC as possible add-on networks. With Showtime and Starz already available, Amazon looks to be making a big play for cord-cutters this year.
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Sony’s Xperia Agent is the cute little robot that could. But will he?

Sony's globe-headed little concept 'bot, the Xperia Agent, wants to turn on your lights, tell you the news, and beam your video calls to your breakfast table. But will it ever make it off the ground?