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: Soundfreaq adds water-resistance, pumped up sound to the Sound Kick 2 1:28

Soundfreaq takes on the elements with the new Sound Kick 2. Adding better sound, and water resistance to the rugged frame, the upgraded speaker offers an enticing package at the $100 waterline.

Neil Young pulls music from streaming services, but why?

Neil Young announced "streaming has ended" for him, implying that his music will no longer be available on streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. But, unlike other artists railing against streaming's low royalty rates, Young's…
Home Theater

Watch: Take a stroll through Nick Offerman’s bountiful ‘pizza farm’

Follow funnyman Nick Offerman through his "Pizza Farm," as the Parks and Rec actor outlines the health benefits of school lunch programs that provide fresh foods right off the vine, from pepperoni pizza to fish sticks.
Home Theater

Why OLED will decimate LCD screens and usher in a display revolution

We’ve seen rollable OLED displays before, but the technology has been considered little more than a marketing ploy. However, an OLED expert tells us that the future of rollable displays is actually right around the corner.
Product Review

Astell & Kern AK Jr Review

Delete your MP3s! You’ll never go back after trying high-res audio on the AK Jr.
Movies & TV

Netflix sets release dates for Ridiculous Six, Beasts of No Nation, and more feature films

Moving deeper into film distribution, Netflix sets premiere dates for Ridiculous Six, Beasts of No Nation, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee Wee's Big Holiday. But with theater chains set to boycott, who will blink…
Home Theater

Watch: Hands on with the little stone that makes any sound system wireless

Muzo's Cobblestone turns any stereo, boombox, or powered speaker into a wireless audio device. Offering a centralized app, and the ability to play multiple systems throughout the home at once, Cobblestone is an affordable wireless solution…

Should you press play or skip on Apple Music? Punch play, but be patient

Apple Music is easily the most ambitious service of its kind, and when you aim that high, you’re bound to run into some turbulence.
Home Theater

Netflix poised to hit 70M subscribers by year’s end

While there's been some cooling down on the stock market after its monumental rise, Netflix looks to end the year strong. New data predicts the company will end 2015 with an nearly 10 million more international subscribers than 2014.