Hashtag Trending, March 3, 2021 – College students decide out of digital faculty; EU’s right-to-repair regulation; Extra 2021 tech traits

College students are opting out of digital universities, a brand new EU proper to restore regulation requires expertise to final for a decade, and the most recent 2021 tech traits you want to hold an in depth eye on.

It’s all of the tech information that’s in style proper now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, March 3, and I’m your host Baneet Braich.


BNN Bloomberg is reporting that some college students are opting out of digital universities to begin their very own companies. Youth unemployment sits at practically 20 per cent in Canada and an rising variety of college students are deferring their research based on information from The College of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier. For a lot of, the choice is entrepreneurship. One scholar ditched his laptop science and arithmetic diploma to begin an electronic mail advertising firm. One other is promoting classic clothes on platforms like Instagram. Specialists are not sure if this development will proceed as soon as lockdowns finish, however it looks like schools and universities must up their digital sport in the event that they wish to hold college students engaged. [LinkedIn]


New EU ‘proper to restore’ legal guidelines require expertise to final for a decade – New units will even have to return with restore manuals and be made in such a means that they are often dismantled utilizing standard instruments from expertise

A brand new European Union proper to restore regulation requires expertise to final for a decade. Shopper electronics from fridges, hairdryers, TVs bought within the EU and UK will have to be repairable for as much as 10 years. The Impartial is reporting that the EU parliament voted for stronger right-to-repair guidelines to cut back electrical waste. One restore cafe proprietor says “Folks wish to restore their home equipment,” and “Whenever you inform them that there are not any spare components for a tool that’s solely a few years outdated then they’re clearly actually annoyed by that.”


This yr has some new tech traits coming in scorching. CB Insights launched a brand new report and right here’s what you want to watch carefully. Crypto is breaking into the mainstream financing with rewards & loyalty packages, and consultants say you’ll be able to anticipate AI that has empathy and might provision psychedelic medicines to go mainstream this yr. Rising tech in well being and self-care will deliver spas and hospitals inside properties, digital storefronts will make “window” purchasing quite a bit simpler, and AI and different rising tech will play an enormous half in how bodily areas are reimagined and repurposed. What are you trying ahead to? Tell us within the feedback. [LinkedIn]


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