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.
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
The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 20H2, will be released soon. Microsoft has not revealed the exact date the update will become available, but chance is very high that […]
Mozilla released Firefox 81 Stable earlier this week, and it included a good number of improvements or new features. One of the new features introduced support for hardware media keys to control […]
VideoLAN, the maker of the popular VLC Media Player, has released VLC 3.3 for Android today. The new version is a massive improvement over previous versions. Most of the work went into […]
The CompTIA Security Infrastructure Expert Bundle preps you for four crucial CompTIA exams, namely CompTIA CASP+ (CAS-003), CompTIA PenTest+ (PT0-001), CompTIA CySA+ (CS0-001) and CompTIA Security+ (SY0-501). Here is an overview of […]
Microsoft released Office 2019 two years ago on September 24, 2018. The new version of Office was released exclusively for Windows 10 and Mac OS X and included a number of fundamental […]
Opera Software released a new version of the company's mobile web browser for Google's Android operating system and a new desktop version of the web browser today. The main reason for the […]
If you ever wanted to own a Tesla, now is your chance as we are holding a Tesla Model 3 2020 giveaway. Participation is free, all you need to do is sign-in […]
Vivaldi released a new snapshot of the upcoming Vivaldi 3.4 today to the public. It is a development version, and this particular version expands the browser's customizing capabilities further. Vivaldi Technologies introduced […]
Mozilla released Firefox 81 Stable and Firefox ESR 78.3 to the public on September 22, 2020. The new versions of the Firefox web browser are available via automatic updates and also as […]
Ships to US-only. LOFT Battery Base for Google Home turns original Google Home devices into a portable device that you can place anywhere, even if there is no power source nearby. It […]
Access Dots is a free application for Google's Android operating system that displays camera and microphone activity indicators on the screen. Apple unveiled a new version of its iOS operating system this […]
Many modern web browsers include functionality to determine if saved passwords have been leaked in the past. Companies like Google or Mozilla maintain databases of leaked passwords and compare the hashes of […]
The latest version of Firefox Nightly features a new interface that allows users to mute the microphone and camera on the device during WebRTC sessions. The system is baked into the web […]
Raymond Hill, known online as gorhill, has set the status of the uMatrix GitHub repository to archived; this means that it is read-only at the time and that no updates will become […]
Project Fission is the codename of a major Firefox project to introduce site isolation functionality to the web browser. It changes the underlying architecture of the browser fundamentally by isolating webpages and […]
Microsoft plans to introduce a feature called Sleeping Tabs into the company's Microsoft Edge 87 web browser.The feature is designed to reduce the browser's resource usage by unloading background tabs automatically. The […]
Firefox users may use built-in sync functionality to synchronize data between instances of Firefox. These instances can be on the same computer, e.g. different profiles, or on different local or remote machines. […]
Epic Games continues its year-long promotion of the company's Epic Games Store with three games that are free to get this week. Football Manager 2020, Watch Dogs 2, and Stick it to […]
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.