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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

TunnelBear VPN review: It's charming
VPNs

TunnelBear’s fun, cartoonish vibe doesn’t wholly make up for a clunky interface and limited features

£2.73 (/mth, 36 month subscription)
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NordVPN review: An excellent VPN
VPNs

A superb all-round VPN for speed and security, despite a few stumbles with streaming services

£2.99 (/mth, 27 month subscription)
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IPVanish VPN review: A versatile US VPN
VPNs

This speedy VPN might not be the best choice for rock-solid anonymity, but it’s great for streaming

£3.11 (/mth, 24 month subscription)
Hotspot Shield review: A fast, fully featured VPN
VPNs

It’s not perfect for privacy, but Hotspot Shield is easy to use and impressively speedy

£8 (/mth, 12 month subscription)
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Hide.me VPN review: An advanced VPN
VPNs

This VPN stumbles on speed, but its distinctive strengths and reassuring security profile still make it worth a look

£2.12 (/mth, 27 month subscription)
CyberGhost VPN: Focusses on user-friendliness
VPNs

It’s not the fastest VPN around, but CyberGhost has an innovative interface, strong security features and cheap long-term pricing

£1.92 (/mth, 26 month subscription)
Netgear Nighthawk RAXE500: An ultra fast router, at a cost
Wireless routers

A fine router for those who can’t wait to embrace the very latest Wi-Fi standard

£550 inc VAT
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Asus ZenWiFi XD5 mesh review: A whole lot of speed
Wireless routers

Don’t be misled by the basic design and modest pricing – this is an impressively swift and capable mesh

£210 for two nodes; £300 for three
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HP printers make it easy being green
Printers

With green manufacturing and end-to-end recycling, printing can be both efficient and ecologically friendly

McAfee Total Protection review: A highly effective suite
Internet security

With a fresh front end, identity protection and an unlimited VPN, the new McAfee Total Protection is better than ever

£13 /yr, inc VAT