Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata

Ryan Waniata is an audio engineer, musician, composer, and all-around lover of all things tech and audio. 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 google + and twitter, or check in with him at Digital Trends to get the scoop on all the latest gear.

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a field recorder with this Lightning microphone from Blue

Blue unveils its latest microphone, the Lightning-compatible Mikey Digital microphone. Users of the latest iPhones and iPads now have a supremely easy way to grab field recordings, do podcasts on the go, and more.

Music

10 great songs to remember legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, dead at 70

The Texas guitar legend was found dead in his hotel in Zurich overnight. He was on tour at the time of his death, and was also working on a new studio album to be released in September.

Music

Netflix makes last plea to FCC for Net Neutrality, calls out Comcast and Verizon

Netflix makes its final plea to the FCC in a push for higher regulation to preserve Net Neutrality. In addition, the company used its platform to once again take jabs at rivals Comcast and Verizon for slow streaming speeds.

Home Theater

From hi-res audio files to vinyl, Marantz’s new stereo amplifier/DAC does it all

Marantz's latest 2014 hi-fi release, the new PM7005 Integrated Stereo Amplifier and DAC, mixes high resolution digital file compatibility, and a phono input with analog mode for a pure sound, whatever you play.

Home Theater

SlingTV takes your TV Everywhere, replaces your Cable/Sat box’s terrible interface

The company that helped start the "TV Everywhere" revolution is back with some new toys to compete with the rapidly expanding marketplace.

Home Theater

Martin Logan’s new Motion XT speaker line promises to sound as gorgeous as they look

Martin Logan drops three new speakers to add to its Motion lineup, including the $3,000 flagship Motion 60XT floor speakers, as well as a new center channel, and bookshelves for a brand new home theater setup. We explore each for a tour of premium sonic bliss.

Home Theater

Breaking up is hard to do, especially with Comcast

Ever had one of those customer service reps who just won't seem to co-operate? This eight minute conversation with a Comcast customer service rep takes things to a whole new level.

Home Theater

Verizon to Netflix: Slow video streams are your fault [Update: Verizon slips again in June]

In yet another public scuffle between the two, Verizon published a new blog post claiming it has proof that Netflix is solely responsibile for the slow streaming speeds being experienced by its customers. But, of course, there's more to the story.

Home Theater

Parched for TV? 12 streaming shows to get you through the hot summer

Summer is a great time to get outdoors, but if you’re trying to beat the heat - and you’re tired of watching last year’s shows on Netflix - here are some brand new shows cord-cutters can pull up online, without springing for cable.

Home Theater

The Coolest cooler offers a speaker, LEDs and even a blender [Update: $6.9 million raised]

This feature-packed cooler is built to do just about everything but start the campfire, including supplying a rechargeable power station, a Bluetooth speaker, cutlery, and even a blender.

Home Theater

Netflix pulls historic 31 Emmy nominations, asserts its dominance in original content

Netflix steps closer to network status, stepping up with the big boys with 31 Emmy nominations. The number more than doubles its total from last year, showing it can compete in a crowded field of status quo competitors. HBO and FX also went big.

Home Theater

How to mirror your smartphone or tablet on your TV

A rapidly growing arsenal of devices now exists to allow anything on your phone or tablet to be mirrored on your TV. For those looking to marry the second screen with the screen that started it all, we’ve put together this list of the best, most convenient…

Home Theater

The ChargeAll portable power supply could make you king of the airport [Update: Funded]

This new portable power supply on Indiegogo claims to be able to charge your laptop seven times without breaking a sweat.

Home Theater

With heart monitoring and no cords, FreeWavz might be the ultimate fitness ‘phones

Just because Apple's forthcoming heart rate monitoring ear buds were a hoax, doesn't mean you have to give up on the idea. A new Kickstarter project, FreeWavz, offer a host of biofeedback features, fully wireless connection, environmental awareness, and more.

Home Theater

Panasonic is adding aptX-enabled Bluetooth for CD-quality wireless streaming from its TVs

Hoping to grab more customers looking to cut the audio cord, Panasonic adds the aptX codec for a large slice of its Viera TV lineup, allowing for CD-quality wireless streaming.

Home Theater