About Us

Ghacks is a technology blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular independent technology sites on the Internet with regular contributions from freelance writers.

Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who is interested in all things technology. He gets excited about technology and likes to tweak, test and review all software and hardware he comes across on his daily Internet journeys.

Martin worked for a large German financial corporation in tech support prior to the founding of Ghacks Technology News. He created the blog in his spare time initially to provide users on the Internet with unbiased reviews and technology news.

After putting up advertisement accidentally on the site just to see how it would go, Martin realized that Ghacks had the potential to become a full time job. He quit his day job and started to work full time on the site from 2006 onward.

Ghacks managed to gain a loyal following shortly after the first article was published on the site. Up to this date, more than 19,000 articles were published on the site by Martin and his team which received more than 233,000 user comments.


Martin Brinkmann

Martin Brinkmann founded Ghacks Technology News in 2005 to offer easy to understand technology news, tips, tutorials, and reviews to English-speaking users from all over the world.

He is a contributor at Betanews and has published a book about Windows 10 Privacy and Windows 11 recently.


Mike Turcotte-McCusker  (Linux)

Mike Turcotte-McCusker graduated Conestoga College's final year of Journalism - Print with two awards, and loves to work with computers in his spare time, focusing on Linux and Server Administration.

He is Ghacks's resident Linux author and also a Junior Technical Writer for Sandvine Inc.

Ghacks had had numerous contributors over the years including Microsoft MVP and book author Mike Halsey, Linux geek, journalist and book author Jack Wallen, and others.

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For editorial inquiries or suggestions, please contact: martin@ghacks.net

For commercial inquiries, please contact: advertising@ghacks.net