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.

Klipsch Reference R-10B review

As Klipsch's new 'Reference' sound bar, the R-10B promises premium components and sound performance for its manageable price tag. While it leaves a few features behind, the system…

  • Pros: Thunderous, musical bass , Refreshingly clear treble…
  • Cons: Not a lot of extras , Midrange a tad bright , Best for…

Netflix confirms the Bluths are coming back for Arrested Development season 5

Confirmed in a recent interview with chief content officer Ted Sarandos, Netflix will bring back Arrested Development for a 5th season. The service is also crafting a host of other new series for the near future, including a new cartoon with Will Arnett and…

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NFL Now launches with highlights, analysis, and a ‘truckload’ of original programming

America's favorite pastime just got a little closer, as NFL Now is live. The service won't offer live games, but will offer a bevy of news, analysis, highlights, and more, all personalized for each fan's favorite team, players, and fantasy roster.

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Yamaha adds a premium Blu-ray player to its plush Aventage line

Yamaha's new Blu-ray player adds style and substance to your home theater source, offering a premium chassis with plenty of high-grade components, flexibility for multiple file formats, and extras like Bluetooth and Miracast. But where are the apps?

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Amazon doubles down on FireTV apps with new games and live TV apps

After scoring a coup with the re-emergence of Flappy Bird, exclusive to the FireTV, Amazon today announced a host of new gaming and live TV apps, doubling the system's collection. New additions include Disney apps, MLB.TV, and even Grand Theft Auto: San…

Home Theater

NFL Now coming to Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and more [Update]

The NFL announced Apple TV will add to the partnerships and sponsors for its digital video service, NFL Now, which is slated for release in late August. The digital video service will offer news, highlights, and more, but no live games.

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Panasonic DMP-BD91 review

Panasonic’s entry-level Blu-ray player offers good performance, Wi-Fi, and a decent app selection, all at a very affordable price point. But users also pay for the bargain with a…

  • Pros: Good video performance , Wi-Fi connection , Short but sweet…
  • Cons: No digital display , No dedicated audio output , No 3D video…

GoGroove BlueVibe DLX review

If all you need are a reasonable-sounding pair of wireless headphones with just a touch of style, you could do a whole lot worse.

  • Pros: Clear midrange , Excellent wireless performance…
  • Cons: Sound can get thin and scratchy , Booming bass , Poorly…

Flappy Bird flies again as Flappy Birds Family … but only on Amazon’s FireTV

The uber-popular game has re-emerged as a multi-player affair, exclusive to Amazon's FireTV. The new version offers some subtle tweaks but holds the same Flappy playability, and is no doubt a big get for the fledgling streaming device.

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Apple makes its billion dollar Beats buy official

After two months of preparation, Apple apparently got the deal done, officially welcoming Beats to the family on its homepage. The deal, worth $3 billion, will see all of Beats Electronics, as well as Beats Music moving under the Apple umbrella.


Samsung’s outrageous bendable TV goes on sale in Korea for $34,000

Samsung's spectacular bendable TV has made its way to the public, going on sale in Korea starting August 1st. The slightly smaller version of a concept TV unveiled at CES, the 78-inch UN78S9B offers automated flexibility, and will cost a reported $34,000.

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Shure SE112 review

There are plenty of choices in the budget headphone genre, but few headphones deliver the passive noise isolation and quality performance achieved by the SE112 at their price…

  • Pros: Clear, open soundstage , Respectable level of detail , Solid…
  • Cons: Upper register occasionally too snappy , No microphone or…

Can your speaker survive a toilet bowl flush? Watch the ‘Mighty speaker’ take it like a champ

The latest speaker from Morrison Innovations is sand proof, dust proof, and waterproof for up to 30 minutes, allowing users to break new ground on where they take their favorite tunes. Its Indiegog campaign is funded, and it will ship in September.


Infinity comes roaring back with ‘Reference’ home theater speakers

Harman is attempting to reinvigorate its Infinity brand, pulling out a massive selection of new speakers as part of its Reference lineup. The latest from Infinity include nine speakers in all, from towers to subs, to help spice up your home theater.

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Apple’s billion dollar bid for Beats approved by the EU

Beats Electronics moves one step closer to brandishing the Apple logo, as the $3 billion deal gains approval from the EU. The European Commission looked into both Beats' product lineup, and its music streaming service, finding no competition concerns.