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Darien Graham-Smith

A lifelong technology enthusiast, Darien is a regular contributor to both Expert Reviews and PC Pro magazine, specialising in wireless networking, internet security and other technical topics. He also contributes to and produces the weekly PC Pro podcast, and has made occasional appearances on BBC News and Open University programming. In his spare time he dabbles in audio production, and plays guitar, bass and drums with the enthusiasm of a committed amateur.

Recent articles by Darien Graham-Smith

Synology RT6600ax review: A speedy Wi-Fi 6 router
Wireless routers

If price isn’t a concern, there’s everything to like about the RT6600ax’s lightning-fast performance and outstanding software support

£317 (inc VAT)
Netgear Nighthawk RS700S Wi-Fi 7: Powerful and premature
Wireless routers

Netgear’s latest router makes impressive performance claims, but it’s simply too early to buy into Wi-Fi 7

£800 inc VAT
The best 3D printers to buy in 2024
Home office Printers

Our pick of the best 3D printers that you can use from the comfort of your own home

The best Ethernet cables to buy

Need a fast, reliable connection for video streaming or gaming? We’ve got the cables you’re looking for

D-Link R32 Eagle Pro AI: Cheap and unfussy
Wireless routers

It does the job and has some decent software features, but the R32’s wireless performance is disappointing for the price

£162 inc VAT
mcafee+ 2024 review
McAfee+ review: A bold new suite
Internet security

The price could be a sticking point, but McAfee+ takes a refreshingly broad and effective approach to security

£50 first year, inc. VAT
Surfshark VPN: A fast, secure VPN that’s great for streaming

Whether you’re looking for strong privacy protection or access to region-restricted content, Surfshark does it all

£2.44 (/mth, 24-month subscription)
Best no log VPN: Proton VPN
ProtonVPN: An impressive privacy-focused VPN

It’s pricier than other VPNs, but Proton VPN’s privacy credentials are hard to beat

£4.31 /mth, 24-month subscription
Windscribe VPN review: A fast VPN that's great for streaming

A strong choice for getting around geographical restrictions – and you can use it on unlimited devices

£4.69 /mth, 12-month subscription
ivpn review 2024
IVPN review: Fast, powerful and hot on privacy

Streaming fans should look elsewhere, but when it comes to privacy IVPN has you well covered

£3.89 /mth, 36-month subscription