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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,, ComputerWorld, LinkedIn, Reddit,, Bleeping Computer, TechCrunch, PC World, Tom's Hardware, Slashdot, Hacker News, The Register, and more.

Martin's articles on Ghacks

KaiOS Mozilla Features

Firefox OS Successor: Mozilla and KaiOS announce partnership

Firefox OS, formerly known as Boot2Gecko, was Mozilla's attempt at establishing a mobile operating system. First designed as an open alternative to the rising Android and iOS operating systems, then with a […]

nv updater 0.4

NV Updater (Nvidia Driver Updater) released to customize Nvidia driver installations

We reviewed NV Updater, a tool to customize installations of Nvidia drivers by blocking certain unwanted components from being installed with the driver, in February 2020. The developer of the application released […]

opera browser assistant

What is Opera Browser Assistant and how to disable it?

If you have a version of the Opera web browser installed on your devices there is a chance that Opera Browser Assistant is running. Additionally, you may also notice, at least on […]

Ghacks Deals: The 2020 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle (99% off)

The 2020 All-in-One Data Scientist Mega Bundle is a huge set of eLearning courses with 141 Hours of Training on Analytics, RPA, Machine Learning, Tableau & More. The entire bundle is available […]

windows 10 reserved storage

Windows 10 version 2004: better Reserved Storage management

Microsoft introduced Reserved Storage in Windows 10 version 1903. Reserved Storage reserves storage for the operating system that is used exclusively for system updates, temporary files and other system activities. The main […]

firefox preview 4.0

Firefox Preview 4.0 Stable brings uBlock Origin support

Mozilla released Firefox Preview 4.0 on March 9, 2020, the latest stable version of the upcoming re-interpretation of Firefox for Android. The new browser version is only available on the project's GitHub […]

installed app view

A look at Nirsoft's InstalledAppView program

InstalledAppView is a new Nirsoft's application to look up information about installed applications on Windows systems. The portable program provides information and may be used to remove installed applications as well. The […]

windows-security updates march 2020

Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2020 overview

Welcome to the overview for Microsoft's March 2020 Patch Day; the company released security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Windows as well as other company products. The overview provides you […]

windows 10 gradual driver rollout

Windows 10 drivers will be rolled out gradually

Microsoft started to work on improving how drivers are pushed via the Windows 10 operating system's automatic update features. Windows 10 includes functionality to distribute drivers to user systems, e.g. when a […]

Ghacks Deals: The Complete 2020 PMP Training Bundle (93% off)

The Complete 2020 PMP (Project Management Professional) Training Bundle includes ten courses in total that teach best practices, Agile, Scrum, Six Sigma, and ITIL service strategy and operation. Courses are designed for […]

firefox 74

Here is what is new and changed in Firefox 74.0 Stable

Firefox 74.0 is the latest stable version of the web browser. Its release date is March 10, 2020. All major Firefox channels are updated as well. Firefox Beta and Firefox Dev receive […]

windows security memory integrity

Here is the fix for the Windows 10 error "A driver can't load on this device"

Some Windows 10 users may get the error message "A driver can't load on this device" currently that may prevent devices from working properly on the device. Windows 10 may throw the […]

opensilver- silverlight

OpenSilver: Silverlight makes an open source comeback

Ten years ago, plugins were needed for a lot of things in web browsers. Today, only Flash survived in the browser and its time is running out as well. Plugins such as […]

vivaldi browser clock

Vivaldi adds a clock with alarm and timer to browser

The latest snapshot of the Vivaldi web browser displays a clock in the status bar of the browser that supports alarm and timer functionality. One of the things that I like about […]

windows 10 telemetry

Microsoft will change Diagnostic Data (Telemetry) Naming in Windows 10

Microsoft released a new build to the Windows 10 Insider channel recently which brings the build number to 19577. The accompanying blog post highlights the changes in that version and the very […]

steam news hub

Steam News Hub offers personalized game news

Valve Software, the company behind the gaming platform Steam, launched a new experiment on the platform recently called Steam News Hub. Steam News Hub informs Steam customers about news, events, and activities […]

microsoft edge chromium chrome themes

Microsoft adds Chrome themes support to new Edge browser

Users of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge web browser which the company released in January 2020 officially will soon be able to install themes designed for Google Chrome in Microsoft's web browser. […]

stardock sound packager

A first look at Stardock's SoundPackager tool for Windows

Stardock launched SoundPackager, a new commercial program for Microsoft Windows devices designed to change the default sound scheme of the operating system. Windows comes with its own set of sounds that are […]