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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Bluetooth earpieces get a brand new bag in Sony’s new Xperia Ear

Sony aims to reinvent the dreaded Bluetooth earpiece with a fresh take in the new Xperia Ear. With a proximity sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope, the new earpiece has high ambitions, including auto-transmitting news and weather info when…
Cool Tech

Sony’s interactive Xperia Projector concept puts the future within reach

We checked out Sony's futuristic new interactive projector at MWC 2016, the Xperia Projector concept. The unit allows for virtually any surface to become an interactive screen, teasing at countless possibilities when it hits store shelves.
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LG G5’s Hi-Fi Plus audio module is like an ammo clip for astounding audio

LG's new modular G5 phone has plenty of tricks up its sleeve, but audio lovers will be most excited for the new hi-res DAC and amp, the Hi-Fi Plus with B&O Play. With serious hi-fi components you can easily take anywhere, Hi-Fi Plus is…
Movies & TV

Deadpool gives Kanye West's SNL rant the send-up it deserves

After a petition began circling for Ryan Reynolds to host Saturday Night Live -- as Deadpool -- the actor/comedian couldn't help but give a send-up to Kanye West's alleged rant backstage before his recent SNL performance. And…
Home Theater

Yamaha MusicCast is the best multiroom speaker system since Sonos

With multiple ways to play, a ton of available components, and streaming support for nearly anything in your home, Yamaha’s MusicCast system is a promising new multiroom player, with potential to become a top contender.
Home Theater

As Netflix transforms TV, HBO, CBS and Fox still struggle with streaming

Netflix has surpassed 75 million streaming users, while HBO is struggling to crack 1 million, CBS couldn't reliable stream the Grammys, and Fox is desperately dangling $25,000 reward money for its users.
Movies & TV

Game of Thrones’ ominous new season 6 trailer just confused us more 1:19

Game of Thrones reveals a new teaser trailer, this time set in the Hall of Faces. The dark and dreary vision shows the faces of those dead from the past, and also some who still live, once again perpetuating the mysteries left…
Music

Is Pandora on the market? Report claims the streaming giant is looking to sell

Coming off of a bad year for profits and a dwindling user base, Pandora is said to be in early talks for a possible sale. The news comes as the company has been besieged by the rise of on-demand streamers like Spotify and Apple Music.
Movies & TV

Universal taps Johnny Depp for reboot of The Invisible Man

Universal plucks another huge star for its latest monster franchise, tapping Johnny Depp to star in its reboot of The Invisible Man. The move follows recent developments for Universal's reboot of The Mummy, which will star Tom Cruise.
Music

Maurice White, visionary founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74

Maurice White, Earth Wind & Fire's visionary and founder, has died at the age of 74. The iconic drummer, singer, songwriter, and musical pioneer had been battling Parkinson's disease since the 1980s.