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

Hilarious trailer reimagines Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Wes Anderson

Mock trailers on YouTube are a dime a dozen, but this latest reimagining of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer is an impressive mix. Adding Wes Anderson/Quentin Tarantino style to J.J. Abrams' gorgeous shots creates…
Home Theater

At $50K, Sennheiser’s Orpheus are the world’s most expensive headphones

Sennheiser's much-hyped mystery headphones were finally unveiled today. Carrying the same name as Sennheiser's legendary Orpheus headphones from the '90s, the new Orpheus come with a Carrara marble stand, vacuum amplification, and a $55,000…
Home Theater

Sling TV lands on Chromecast, offers free device or two free months

Google’s new Chromecast debuted last September with a new design and a brand new app, as well as a promise: Sling TV is coming. Today the device made good on that promise, adding Chromecast support for Sling TV on Android and iOS devices.
Home Theater

Take a ride with KEF’s stylish new M400 headphones 1:56

KEF brings the bass and the style to the forefront in the company's latest pair of headphones, the M400. Offered in a slimmer profile than the M500, with an ample variety of color patterns, the new M400 bring KEF's classic styling…
Music

Adele’s first show in New York for 25 lands NBC special

Pop superstar Adele's first show supporting her new album at Radio City Music Hall will be recorded and aired as a special on NBC, called Adele Live In New York. The special will kick off the tour for Adele's rabidly anticipated new album…
Movies & TV

You can’t keep a good zombie down: AMC renews Walking Dead for season 7

Riding the series that seems to be as tenacious as the zombies it portrays, AMC has renewed The Walking Dead for a seventh season, following the renewal earlier this fall of the show's spinoff series, Fear the Walking Dead.
Music

Androidians land some cool new features for Amazon Prime Music

Amazon has added some cool new features to the company's Prime Music streaming service for Android users. New to the service is the ability to download music to SD cards for offline playback, along with new music discover tools and more.
Home Theater

3 reasons I’m in love with Apple Music (and the 1 reason I can’t leave Spotify)

Apple Music and Spotify have emerged as counterpoints in the new streaming paradigm, with fans taking sides -- especially Spotify's. But, once you crack the code, there are some very cool reasons to give Apple Music a real shot. And one big…
Home Theater

Time Warner Cable goes after cord cutters with new Internet TV service, free Roku

Time Warner cable joins a host of providers in offering a new broadband TV service. Dubbed TWC TV, the service will reportedly offer basic packages to cord cutters at $10 a month, with a beta testing in New York.
Home Theater

RHA makes the cheap seats look good with new S500i in-ears 1:13

RHA carves out a winner from chic aluminum in the extremely affordable S500i. Offering a slim and light design, excellent styling, and performance that bests the majority of offerings in their price range, the S500i are definitely…
Music

Marty, something had be done about your Spotify playlist! (So we fixed it)

In honor of Back to the Future Day, Spotify has created a missmash of tracks from Marty McFly's era (1985), and the future, i.e., right now. But, with picks like Justin Bieber and Nick Jonas, we're not buying it. Check out our 2015 hits…