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.
Home Theater

Watch: Philips’ new Izzy BM5 Bluetooth speaker does multiroom audio differently 1:47

We go hands on with Philips' new shot at multiroom audio, the Izzy BM5 wireless speaker. Trading Wi-Fi for extended-range Bluetooth, the Izzy BM5 is a whole new take on the burgeoning genre.
Home Theater

Take cover! This Sony receiver’s big-time brawn will blow the roof off your home theater

Sony takes the veil off of the company's new flagship receiver, the STR-ZA5000ES. Loaded to the gills with state-of-the-art tech, the receiver sports Dolby Atmos, top tier 4K passthrough, and a bevy of features designed to keep your audio…
Product Review

Chromecast Audio Review

It's cheap and simple, but Google's Chromecast Audio has some big asterisks.
Home Theater

CBS president’s latest words stoke flames of rumored Apple TV service

Apple's long-lost TV service, originally expected to surface over the summer, may be on the move again. CBS president and CEO Les Moonves says that the network has been in talks with Apple about the service, expressing confidence in a deal…

Ed Sheeran becomes first artist to cross 500M Spotify streams with one song

Spotify superstar Ed Sheeran just passed another milestone for the service, as his hit song Thinking Out Loud crossed 500 million streams. Sheeran is the first artist to hit that mark with a single song, pushing his overall streaming total…
Movies & TV

The ’80s meets HDR in the new comedy Red Oaks, on Amazon Prime now

Amazon original dramedy Red Oaks premieres today on the service, with all 10 episodes of the show's first season now available. The series follows the comedic trials and tribulations of young NYU student David Meyers on summer break in…
Product Review

Chromecast (2015) Review

The best part of Google's new Chromecast works on the old one, too.
Product Review

Panasonic TC-50CX600U 4K TV Review

Panasonic's most affordable 4K TV might make you afraid of the dark.
Home Theater

The new Chromecast launched with a half-baked Apple iOS app missing key features

While Google's new Chromecast is loaded with new features and functionality, much of it appears to be currently unavailable to iOS users. Contrary to Google's press event, it appears voice search, and other features don't yet work for…