That promised Foundation Update for No Man's Sky? It's already here for both PC and PS4... and it includes much, much more than Hello Games hinted at just a couple of days ago. The centerpiece remains base building, which turns out to be simple but helpful. If you find an uninhabited base, you can use modular structures to make it your own -- including automated resource farming and storage so you don't have to traipse across the planet harvesting items. You can also hire aliens to research technology, and teleport to and from space stations. And did we mention that you can buy freighters, which serve as spaceborne bases that you can summon anywhere in the galaxy?
Few games in recent memory have enjoyed as strong a resurgence as No Man's Sky. The galaxy exploration game was widely criticized when it was released in 2016, as it had some teething problems, including not having much to actually do. It was only after the "Next" update arrived a few months ago that most players really seemed to get hooked. While Hello Games has added more content since then, such as the Pilgrim motorbike, the first named update since "Next" will land next week. A new free update is releasing next week for all No Man's Sky players . . . .
Video: Windows 10 update changes bring new features and new frustrations. Microsoft says enterprise customers with devices on the next version of Windows 10 will get cumulative monthly updates that are a fraction of the size of today's ones. Microsoft recently announced it was killing off its smaller'delta' update option, introduced last year to help Windows 10 users and admins cope with monthly'cumulative updates' that, as each month passes, grow in size and can exceed 1GB after about six months. Today, Microsoft provides three types of monthly updates, consisting of'full updates', aka the latest cumulative update (LCU), smaller'express' updates that are about 100MB to 200MB in size, and the larger delta updates that can be between 300MB to 500MB. Delta and express updates have been available for supported versions of Windows 10 -- currently versions 1607 to the current 1803 in the enterprise -- and co-existed because Microsoft was giving time for companies and third-party update management systems to implement support for its express update protocol, which initially required enterprise devices to use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
For Google Android users, getting regular security updates on your smartphone has always been a hurdle. But for owners of unlocked Samsung smartphones, the process will get easier soon. Samsung customer service representatives confirmed that unlocked smartphones will immediately move to a monthly update release schedule, according to ZDNet. "Due to various circumstances, we have been releasing security updates for unlocked (open) Galaxy devices in the U.S. on a quarterly basis," Samsung said. "However, we have now resolved the challenges; and we are committed to releasing security updates for those devices on a monthly basis."
All Samsung phones are not created equally, and as such, each has its own update schedule. Each carrier sells its own model that is updated on its own terms, but you can also buy unlocked versions that get updates straight from the company. You'd think the latter phones are prioritized for Android updates, that's not the case. But it looks like that's about to change. While every major carrier has pushed its own Nougat update for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge over the past couple months, unlocked versions of the phone are still waiting for it.