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French electrical equipment giant Schneider Electric has agreed to buy German software company RIB for €1.4 billion.
RIB’s cloud-based BIM software helps digitalise enterprises in the building and construction industries. Schneider said the acquisition will help the company cater to the growing demand for smart and carbon-free buildings.
With its faster speeds, greater network capacity and incredibly low latency, 5G is set to be a game changer. Each new generation of communication technology has brought significant changes to the way we work and live. The network driven world began with 3G, marking the start of mobile internet and 4G enabling video streaming and social media. 5G is set to amplify all these things, but it’s not just about downloading video from Netflix faster.
Underwater highways, hoverboard-based sports and holidays in space will be commonplace in 50 years’ time, a new report on the future of technology has predicted.
The report also predicts the mass-scale production of 3D-printed organs, implants to monitor our health and self-cleaning homes will be key parts of everyday life.