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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

The best NAS drives to buy
NAS drives

Want to store your files securely without using the cloud? These are the best NAS solutions out there right now

Malwarebytes Premium: Supremely simple virus protection
Internet security

The no-nonsense approach is admirable but Malwarebytes Premium is undermined by a high price and a not-quite-perfect protection rating

£30 (per year, inc VAT)
LastPass password manager review

It’s not as feature-packed as some rivals, nor as cheap, but LastPass does a great job of taking the pain out of password management

£31.20 Per year (Premium subscription, one user)
Bitwarden: A basic password manager that’s fantastic value

If you’re turned off by pricey premium password managers, this cheap, functional offering is your best alternative

£7.20 Per year (Premium subscription, one user)
Asus RT-AX82U: Next-gen Wi-Fi performance for less
Wireless routers

The RT-AX82U steps out of its sibling’s shadow to offer superb performance levels for the price

£185 Inc VAT
The best antivirus programs to protect your PC
Internet security

Protect your PC and other devices with our updated picks of the best antivirus programs this year

Logitech Blue Sona: An excellent studio mic for podcasters

A great choice for streaming and podcasting, producing excellent audio with no noise and no fuss

£299 (Inc VAT)
SanDisk Extreme Pro: A hefty price tag, but it's worth it

The SanDisk Extreme Pro’s bold design certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste, but who cares when the performance is this good?

£180 inc VAT
Tenda Nova MW3 review: Cheap and cheerful mesh Wi-Fi
Home office Wireless routers

The Tenda Nova MW3 is the cheapest mesh wireless kit we've come across, and it isn't half bad, either

£80 inc VAT
TP-Link Deco P9: Powerline and mesh Wi-Fi in one
Home office Powerline networking Wireless routers

A potentially promising idea but the P9 is held back by mediocre performance

£170 inc VAT