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.
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Bluetooth earpieces get a brand new bag in Sony’s new Xperia Ear

Sony aims to reinvent the dreaded Bluetooth earpiece with a fresh take in the new Xperia Ear. With a proximity sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope, the new earpiece has high ambitions, including auto-transmitting news and weather info when…
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Sharp LC-65UB30U Review

Sharp LC-65UB30U review.
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Between the Streams: ‘Arrival’ blows minds, ‘Curb’ Returns, ‘Valerian’ goes ‘Fifth Element’ 34:02

This week, Between the Streams revels in sci-fi splendor as Arrival touches down, a Star Wars Rogue One international trailer debuts, big news drops for Pacific Rim's long-lingering sequel, Valerian goes Fifth Element, and so much…
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Google Chromecast Ultra Review

Google's Chromecast Ultra is the cheapest path to razor-sharp 4K HDR
Home Theater

Sennheiser's legendary HD 650 are reborn better and cheaper than ever

The audio gurus at Sennheiser have paired up with Massdrop to bring back a legend. The HD 6XX offer all the gorgeous sound of the original HD 650, with a design balanced for the next generation.
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Between the Streams: Epic ‘Doctor Strange’ ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ rolls, ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer 36:43

This week on Between the Streams, we'll break down why Doctor Strange has us stoked about Marvel's third phase, get into the latest epic Wonder Woman trailer, talk about this week's fantastic box office bounty, and so much more.
Product Review

Vizio SB4551-D5 SmartCast 5.1 sound bar Review

Vizio’s affordable new surround soundbar offers big thrills in a small package.
Home Theater

Rock out, dance, or just nod along with the best Bluetooth speakers

The world of consumer tech is saturated with Bluetooth speakers fit for every occasion you might encounter. Check out our picks for the best wireless speakers available, whether your prefer a weatherproof, hi-res, or solar-powered device.
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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.
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Samsung UNKU7000 series 4K Ultra HD TV Review

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