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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Computing

Everything you need to know about the Google Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra

Google's Chromecast plugs into your TV's HDMI port, allowing you to stream content from your tablet, laptop, or smartphone directly to your TV. Here's what you need to know about all iterations, including the new 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: ‘Rogue One’ analysis, a messy ‘Accountant,’ Roger Corman returns 42:49

This week, we'll go over the latest Star Wars Rogue One trailer note for note, take a look at the Accountant and whether it's worth your time, and go into a mess of other news, including Logan (aka Wolverine 3), Roger Corman's…
Home Theater

Got a new 4K UHD TV? Here’s where to go to start watching the best 4K content right now

Searching for content for your new 4K UHD TV? Look no further. We’ve got every major source for you right here, along with the cost, hardware requirements, and features that make each service completely unique.
Podcasts

Between the Streams: Logan’s last stand, ‘Iron Fist’ teaser, ‘Justice League’ sizzler 28:20

Today we'll be discussing the latest from Marvel and Netflix's epic Defenders series, including both Luke Cage and the upcoming Iron Fist, young Han Solo news, Wolverine 3 developments, and so much more!
Product Review

Samsung HW-K950 Dolby Atmos Review

Samsung's K950 does Dolby Atmos without the clutter.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘Passengers’ trailer, and Magnum P.I. junior? 45:13

This week on the show, we'll go over everything from The Magnificent Seven's opening weekend to Hillary Clinton's stint on Between Two Ferns, a Luke Cage preview, our thoughts on the Passengers trailer, and so much more.
Home Theater

TV makers are gaming Energy Star tests, new study claims

A new report from the National Resources Defense Council claims your “energy efficient” TV may not be efficient at all, creating formidable energy issues that affect your budget and the environment alike. So how is this possible?
Home Theater

Plug in and bliss out: The best headphones in every style and price range

Trolling the internet for hours on end to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the absolute best fit for you (and your wallet).
Movies & TV

Between the Streams podcast: ‘Man of Steel 2,’ ‘Snowden’ vs. ‘Blair Witch,’ Emmy predictions

This week we'll be discussing the news that Man of Steel 2 is on like Donkey Kong, we'll give you the previews for new movies like Snowden and Blair Witch, throw down some Emmy predictions for Sunday's ceremony, and much more.
Home Theater

Naim’s gorgeous Mu-so Qb speaker sounds almost as good as it looks

Naim’s pint-sized Mu-so Qb multiroom speaker brings all the premium design traits of the original Mu-so, including great style and sound performance, packed in a neat box. But all that style will cost you.
Movies & TV

Between the Streams podcast: ‘Atlanta’ rules, ‘Sully’ soars, Deathstroke vs. Deadpool 41:23

On this week's Between the Streams podcast, we talk about the best new show on TV, Donald Glover's Atlanta, your weekend box office preview, and the rise of Deathstroke in the DC Extended Universe.
Home Theater

Apple’s new fully wireless AirPods are highly efficient and loaded with tech

At Wednesday's iPhone 7 event, Apple unveiled its jack-less iPhone 7, and with it, the new fully wireless Apple AirPods. The new earbuds have some impressive technology for added efficiency and convenience -- but they're going to cost you.