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.
We sat down with the leading developer of mobile VR sound solutions, German-based research firm Fraunhofer Institute. The creator of the MP3, Fraunhofer is now working with Samsung, LG, Google, and others with its open-source 3D surround…
This year at MWC we demoed a new format that might well turn the world of hi-res audio on its head. Called MQA, the compression system from Meridian Audio creates files that are smaller than FLAC files, and sound better too.
Amazon continues its quest to create a live TV streaming service, reaching out to ESPN and AMC as possible add-on networks. With Showtime and Starz already available, Amazon looks to be making a big play for cord-cutters this year.
Shure’s SHA900 portable headphone amp is sleek and sexy if not a bit big, and it portably provides supremely realistic reproduction of all your music. At $1,000, you’d better bring your gold card, though.
Most of us listen to music with our phones, so shouldn't the sound as good as they look? We checked out LG's G5 with the Hi-Fi Plus module, Sony's Xperia Performance, and Samsung's Galaxy S7 to see which sounded best.
Day three at MWC finally left some time for a conversation with Pepper, the wondrous 'human-shaped' robot. Pepper's creators envision a future where humans have robot companion that read our emotions and help in our daily lives.
The brilliant Glyph portable mediawear is coming to a store near you. The personal home theater device is one of the coolest things we've seen at MWC, offering a thrillingly immersive A/V experience for one.
Fully wireless earbuds are the holy grail of wireless headphones, but they've been hard to come by up to now. Motorola showed off its take on the burgeoning tech here at MWC 2016 in the new Verve Ones.
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…