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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Between the Streams: Deadpool 2 shakeup, young Lando Calrissian, best horror movies

This week, we'll be talking about our favorite horror movies, including the best new flicks and the greatest of all time, as well as discussing Deadpool 2's director shake-up, J.J. Abrams' God Particle, young Lando, and much more.
Home Theater

Block out the world and tune into your own with our favorite earbuds

Over-the-ear headphones offer top-flight sound, but they're not so easy to take along. If you're looking to upgrade your portable sound, check out our favorite in-ear headphones with a model for every budget.
Product Review

Samsung UNKU7000 series 4K Ultra HD TV Review

You don't need to drop four digits for 4K sparkle from Samsung's KU7000
Podcasts

Between the Streams: ‘Logan’ gets deep, ‘Guardians’ stays light, ‘Black Mirror’ returns 34:48

This week: an utterly poignant new trailer for Logan, Hugh Jackman's last ride as Wolverine; an expectedly lighthearted trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2; a scary possession at the box office; and Black Mirror's return.
Computing

Everything you need to know about the Google Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra

Google's Chromecast plugs into your TV's HDMI port, allowing you to stream content from your tablet, laptop, or smartphone directly to your TV. Here's what you need to know about all iterations, including the new 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: ‘Rogue One’ analysis, a messy ‘Accountant,’ Roger Corman returns 42:49

This week, we'll go over the latest Star Wars Rogue One trailer note for note, take a look at the Accountant and whether it's worth your time, and go into a mess of other news, including Logan (aka Wolverine 3), Roger Corman's…
Home Theater

Got a new 4K UHD TV? Here’s where to go to start watching the best 4K content right now

Searching for content for your new 4K UHD TV? Look no further. We’ve got every major source for you right here, along with the cost, hardware requirements, and features that make each service completely unique.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: Logan’s last stand, ‘Iron Fist’ teaser, ‘Justice League’ sizzler 28:20

Today we'll be discussing the latest from Marvel and Netflix's epic Defenders series, including both Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist, young Han Solo news, Wolverine 3 developments, and so much more!
Product Review

Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos Review

Samsung's K950 does Dolby Atmos without the clutter.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘Passengers’ trailer, and Magnum P.I. junior? 45:13

This week on the show, we'll go over everything from The Magnificent Seven's opening weekend to Hillary Clinton's stint on Between Two Ferns, a Luke Cage preview, our thoughts on the Passengers trailer, and so much more.
Home Theater

TV makers are gaming Energy Star tests, new study claims

A new report from the National Resources Defense Council claims your “energy efficient” TV may not be efficient at all, creating formidable energy issues that affect your budget and the environment alike. So how is this possible?
Home Theater

Plug in and bliss out: The best headphones in every style and price range

Trolling the internet for hours on end to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the absolute best fit for you (and your wallet).