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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

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
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB review: The sub-£300 champion
Graphics cards Technology

With killer performance and efficiency, plus plenty of memory headroom, this is the king of sub-£300 graphics cards

£245 inc VAT
Avast Free Antivirus 2016 review
Internet security Software

With protection that bests many paid-for rivals, Avast is a great free choice – if you overlook the upsell

This fitness tracker is well featured and easy to use

This stylish fitness tracker is well featured and easy to use

£180 inc VAT
Getflix review: A basic, low-priced VPN

A simple and cheap VPN with the emphasis on media streaming – though be warned, you may not get all the services you’re hoping for

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Speed up your PC with Iolo System Mechanic

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