About PC Next

PC Next is the brainchild of Darren Yates, one of Australia’s most respected technology journalists.

Darren is one of Australia’s most respected IT journalists, having written for some of the country’s most prestigious publications including The Sydney Morning Herald newspaperAustralian PC User and APC magazines. He was contributing editor to PC User from 2001 to 2012 and continues that role with new TechLife magazine.

He covers a wide range of personal technology areas, including 3D printing, having built his own 3D printer, along side reviewing a number of models including the MakerBot Replicator 2. He is currently Contributing Editor to TechLife magazine and a contributing writer to APC magazine where his features and tutorials can be seen each month.

He developed the UserBench series of PC benchmarks for Australian PC User magazine, Australia’s only home-grown benchmark system. In recent times, he has developed a range of software tools for the magazine including the popular RockPod series of audio/video converters and is the driving force behind PC User’s own range of UserOS operating systems including UserOS ULTRA, the first internal Linux distro created by a computer publication aimed at its readers.

*Darren has won numerous awards in recent years including the  Australian IT Journalist of the Year award in 2005 and again in 2008. (He is currently the only journalist to win this most prestigious award twice). He has also received the award for Best Technical Journalist seven times (2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) and Best Technology Reviewer three times (2004, 2006, 2008). The Australian IT Journalism Awards are Australia’s most prestigious awards for IT journalism. For more details, see http://thelizzies.com.

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