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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

Protect your privacy with Iolo System Mechanic

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Free up wasted disk space with Iolo System Mechanic

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Norton Security 2016 review: Effective, but not the best
Internet security Software

A highly effective suite that has a light impact on performance – but it’s also light on extras

£18 inc VAT (one year, one PC)
Trend Micro Internet Security 2017 review
Internet security Software

Highly effective protection, combined with a decent set of features – but the price is out of line with its rivals

£35 inc VAT (one year, one PC)
AVG Internet Security review: Great value security
Internet security Software

It might marginally slow down your browser, but this respectable suite is great value if you need to protect lots of devices

£15 inc VAT (one year, one PC)
Bitdefender Internet Security 2017: Zero-hassle security
Internet security Software

Silent protection remains a strong selling-point, but we preferred the cleaner interface of last year’s suite

£25 inc VAT (three PCs, one year)
Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 review: The one to beat
Internet security Software

Little has changed since last year, but that’s no bad thing – and a built-in VPN only sweetens the deal

£30 inc VAT (three PCs, one year)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 OC review: The GTX 1080 alternative
Graphics cards Technology

This great big graphics card isn’t cheap, but it brings smooth 4K gaming, a cracking cooler design and amazing power efficiency

£434 inc VAT
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review: The 4K gaming heavyweight
Graphics cards Technology

The GPU king of this generation: the GTX 1080 combines incredible 4K gaming speed with fantastic power efficiency – but it’s expensive

£677 inc VAT
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB review: Sub-£200 perfection
Graphics cards Technology

It might struggle with the most demanding games, but this card offers incredible performance and efficiency for the money

£189 inc VAT