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.
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Movies & TV

Danger Zone! Kenny Loggins meets Obi-Wan in this ‘Star Wars’ mashup

Thirty years ago today, the world was introduced to a testosterone-dosed treat of movie magic called Top Gun. Now, the single that kicked off the movie has been mixed with another unforgettable, high-flying film franchise: Star Wars.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: R-rated Wolverine goes Western, Sons of Anarchy spinoff, and more

This week we're talking about the new R-rated Wolverine flick which will have a "Western tone," the new writer for the much-maligned sequel to Pacific Rim, the creepy new projects involving the Slender Man, and so much more.
Movies & TV

The internet TV you always wanted is finally here, and it sucks

The streaming “revolution” is starting to look a lot like the old format we just abandoned. Here’s what’s wrong, and how to fix it.
Home Theater

No room for a sub? Def Tech's BP9000 series blow up your living room without one

Definitive Technology blows the doors off its bipolar speaker series with the new BP9000, offering clear and powerful sound, intelligent DSP features, and drop and play Dolby Atmos/DTS:X height speakers all at a nice price.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Capt. America verdict, internet TV boondoggle, young Han Solo

This week, we're talking about the final verdict on Captain America civil war, the boondoggle that is live internet TV, the new (probable choice) for young Han Solo in, and so much more.
Product Review

Yamaha YSP-5600 sound bar Review

Open your ears to the magic of 3D surround sound with Yamaha's YSP-5600
Home Theater

5 outrageous headphones that will blow your mind, and your savings

We’ve rounded up some of the best headphones ever created into a drool-worthy guided tour. With sound that can blow away virtually everything else on the market, these superstar cans will take you to headphone heaven.
Product Review

Bragi Dash Review

Someday, Bragi's Dash will be the ultimate headphones. That day is not today.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Netflix and the Punisher, Comcast vs. Disney, Capt. America

This week, we're talking about the crazy Comcast deal to buy DreamWorks Animation, the new Snowden trailer from Oliver Stone, Capt. America's impending box office juggernaut, a Punisher series from Netflix, and more.
Home Theater

HBO’s strategy for streaming domination just had a monster weekend

HBO has been steadily transitioning from a top-tier premium network to a serious contender in the new streaming wars. With three major season premieres, Beyonce’s new album, and a weekend of free trials, was last weekend its best ever?
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Game of Thrones preview, Jason Bourne, and spoiler rules

There's only one thing on our minds this week: Game of Thrones. We'll be spending a large portion of the show this week talking about the sixth season, which airs this coming Sunday, as well as our newly formed spoiler rules…