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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Home Theater

50 Shades of Red: Netflix scores new Jamie Dornan movie, Jadotville

Netflix moves deeper into the movie business, acquiring the rights to a new film featuring 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan, called Jadotville.
Music

Apple snags BBC Radio 1’s DJ Zane Lowe as hired gun for Beats

The DJ, producer, and curator has been a major influence on today's music scene, helping to launch the likes of Adele, Arctic Monkeys, and Sam Smith. But what will he do for Apple?
Home Theater

All smart TVs are not created equal! We picked the best platforms and best models

Nearly every TV is packed with smarts these days, but you don’t want just any smart TV, you want the best. We’ve compiled this handy roadmap to guide you through the best smart TVs out there today, with an eye on what’s coming in the…
Home Theater

Sling TV to add thousands of new VOD titles, live movie channels

In a pattern that has continued to unfold since its launch, Sling TV again made some waves today, adding a huge catalog of new live and VOD movies from Epix.
Home Theater

Comcast cashes elderly woman’s rent check, credits bill instead of returning it

Comcast is in the dog house once again, this time for cashing an elderly woman's rent check, and refusing to return the money to her.
Music

After Kanye’s Grammy debacle, Beck and Beyoncé come together in new mashup

Kanye may have ruined Beck's Grammy moment over his love for Beyoncé, but that doesn't mean Beck and Bey are on opposing sides. This new mashup proves the two could definitely come together musically.
Home Theater

Just like meth, your first taste of Better Call Saul is free

You can get your first taste of Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, for free on iTunes and Amazon.
Home Theater

Score a free Roku or Fire TV streaming stick with 3-month Sling TV package deal

Dish's Sling TV Internet TV service continues to add new devices, landing on Amazon's Fire TV in a new bundle pack that will save you some serious green.
Home Theater

Netflix momentarily leaks House of Cards, blames it on D.C.

Netflix made an uncharacteristic blunder today by temporarily blasting subscribers with all 13 episodes of House of Cards Season 3, then immediately yanking them.
Home Theater

Samsung TV viewers are seeing unwanted ads injected into their own content

Samsung Smart TV's are drawing more ire this week as users discover pop-up adds interrupting their personal content while using third-party services like Plex.
Movies & TV

Jon Stewart to leave The Daily Show later this year

Shocking Tuesday's audience, Jon Stewart suddenly announced that he will be leaving The Daily Show at the end of his contract this year, a post he has held since 1999.