Martin Brinkmann, Author at gHacks Technology News

Martin Brinkmann

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Martin Brinkmann is a journalist from Germany who founded Ghacks Technology News back in 2005. Martin started his career as a tech support representative at a large German financial corporation which he used to finance his college education in English, Information Technology and History.


He quit college and his job when Ghacks began to attract a large enough readership. He made the decision to become a full time blogger and webmaster, and has not looked back since.


Martin is interested in all things tech. His primary focus is on desktop operating systems, web browsers, Internet services, and privacy related topics.


He published the book The Complete Windows 10 Privacy Guide: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update version in 2017. Martin writes a weekly column for fellow tech site Betanews as well.


You can reach Martin on Facebook or on Twitter. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to contact the author directly.


Martin has been quoted or mentioned in many major online and print publications, including Forbes, Lifehacker.com, ComputerWorld, LinkedIn, Reddit, Betanews.com, Bleeping Computer, TechCrunch, PC World, Tom's Hardware, Slashdot, Hacker News, The Register, and more.

Martin's articles on Ghacks

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Bug affects Windows 10 version 1809 shutdown and sleep negatively

Devices with Windows 10 version 1809 may take a prolonged time (60 seconds) to shut down or enter sleep mode because of a newly discovered bug.Microsoft employee Philip Froese confirmed the bug […]

Ghacks Deals: AWS Certified Architect Developer Bundle 2019 (Price Drop)

AWS Certified Architect Developer Bundle 2019 includes seven AWS eLearning courses that touch a wide range of topics and skills. Among them DevOps, AWS S3 and Cloudfront, AWS CLI, and SNS. The […]

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Windows Terminal is available as a preview now

Microsoft published a preview version of Windows Terminal, an upcoming multi-tab console and terminal application for Windows on the Microsoft Store. The company released the source code of the Windows Terminal application […]

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Raspberry Pi 4 is out in all its glory

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, a new version of the popular tiny computer featuring major hardware upgrades, is available now starting at $35. The first version 4 release of the Raspberry […]

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Auto Screen Capture for Windows

Auto Screen Capture is a free open source program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to capture up to four connected screens automatically. The portable program is probably the most advanced program of […]

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First Chrome browser with Manifest V3 for extensions expected in late July

The first public version of the upcoming Manifest V3 for Chrome extensions is expected to be released in late July or beginning of August. Google published an early draft of the new […]

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Firefox will use BITS on Windows for updates going forward

Mozilla plans to change the updating technology that the organization's Firefox web browser uses on the Windows platform. The organization plans to use BITS, the Background Intelligent Transfer Service, on Windows to […]

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Firefox 69 Nightly: Fission can now be enabled (for testing)

Mozilla added an option to recent Firefox Nightly version, version 69 at the time of writing, to enable Fission in the web browser. I talked about Mozilla's ambitious Project Fission in February […]

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Microsoft ends Visual C++ Redistributable Chaos

Programs designed with Visual Studio may require a specific version of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable to run. The requirement resulted in the installation of a large number of Visual C++ Redistributable […]

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Mozilla omits CPU architecture information from Firefox's user agent

Mozilla plans to omit CPU architecture information from Firefox's user agent and several supported APIs to reduce the digital fingerprint of Firefox users. Web browsers reveal information automatically to websites that users […]

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KB4503277 and KB4503283 for Windows 7 and 8.1 released

Microsoft released two update previews for the company's Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems on June 20, 2019. The updates are also available for Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 […]

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Microsoft releases Microsoft Edge Chromium Group Policies preview

Microsoft released an early preview of the policies that it plans to support in the Microsoft Edge Chromium web browser. Microsoft Edge Chromium, much like the classic Microsoft Edge browser, Google's Chrome […]

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Mozilla plans far-reaching changes to Protective features in Firefox

Mozilla plans to improve the protective features of the Firefox web browser further by making user interface changes, introducing social blocking as a new tracking protection feature and protection reports, and launching […]

Ghacks Deals: Machine Learning & Data Science Certification Training Bundle (Price Drop)

A huge Machine Learning & Data Science Certification Training Bundle is available for just $25 right now. It features eight courses in total that deal with a diverse range of topics that […]

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Vivaldi 2.6 is out featuring abusive advertisement blocking

Vivaldi Technologies released a new version of the company's Vivaldi web browser on June 20, 2019. The new Vivaldi 2.6 version introduces a native content blocking mechanism and includes new customization options. […]

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Microsoft Edge Chromium for Windows 7 and 8.1 released

Microsoft announced the official availability of preview versions of the company's Microsoft Edge Chromium web browser for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 today. The Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser uses the same core […]

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Google releases Suspicious Site Reporter extension for Chrome

Suspicious Site Reporter is a new browser extension by Google for the company's Chrome web browser that provides users with options to report sites to the company. The extension has two main […]

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KB4501371 and KB4503288 for Windows 10 version 1809 and 1803 released

Microsoft released cumulative updates for several supported versions of the company's Windows 10 operating system on June 18, 2019. The two notable updates KB4501371 and KB4503288 are for Windows 10 version 1809 […]