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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Product Review

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Review

Did you hear that? Audio-Technica's MSR7 bring every detail to the front.
Home Theater

Inateck’s portable BTSP-10 Plus will change your expectations of a $50 speaker 1:46

It wasn't long ago that a descent portable Bluetooth speaker would cost you $100. But Inateck's new BTSP-10 Plus, which runs a mere $50, is helping to prove you don't have to spend much to get value in the portable speaker genre…
Music

Taylor Swift is right: Music can’t survive if you don’t pay for it

Music has never been a steady path to fortune, but ad-supported streaming services like Pandora and Spotify are making it harder and harder for all but superstar musicians to survive.
Movies & TV

Forget Weeds: HBO nabs pot-centric indie series High Maintanence

HBO acquires pot-based series High Maintenance, revolving around a roving Brooklyn pot dealer and his highly neurotic clientele. The premium network will produce 6 new episodes and offer all 19 previous episodes on demand and via streaming.
Movies & TV

Terminator Genisys has a big twist, and the new trailer gives it all away

The latest trailer for Terminator Genisys, lets the cat out of the bag big time, letting viewers in on a secret they might not have wanted to know about. You can watch the trailer for the new film here, but, remember, you've been…
Music

Snoop around the Beatles’ old stomping ground as Google goes Inside Abbey Road

Best known as the musical birthplace for the most influential band in history, The Beatles, Abbey Road Studios has been home to legendary music of all genres, from the Star Wars soundtrack to Jay-Z's Magna Carta. And now, you can take an…
Home Theater

Vizio confirms pricing, availability on new M-Series 4K TVs, highlights 43-inch 4K for $600

Prices and basic specs were confrirmed Vizio's M-series TVs this week. Bargain basement prices, 4K resolution, and a bevy of sizes are revealed in an intriguing look under the hood for Vizio's latest.
Movies & TV

Epic fan film shows L.A. under assault by an Imperial fleet from Star Wars

Kaipo Jones, best known for his cat films involving comic book-inspired powers such as Magneto Cat, has created a new short film called Star Wars Invasion L.A. in which an Imperial fleet creates havoc throughout the city.
Home Theater

Lookout Dolby Atmos, DTS just entered the next era of surround sound with DTS:X

After Dolby's Atmos redefined surround sound, DTS has brought its own creation to bear which leverages similar technology for use with scores of speakers around the listener, and overhead, as well as adding some cool new features.