3 Things You Need to Know: July 17, 2019

> Converse just launched a sun-activated “UV Chuck 70” collection. The sneakers change colors when exposed to sunlight. They start off as off-white canvas, but when exposed to direct sunlight, they transform into a vibrant mismatched color-blocked design. The collection will be available starting at 3:01 a.m. EST on Saturday, July 20th.


Elon Musk Says He's Close to Hooking People's Brains Up to Computers. Would you let someone drill a hole in your skull to hook your brain up to the internet? The company tells The New York Times it's developing a "sewing machine-like" robot that can implant ultra thin threads deep into the brain. Initially, the process would require surgeons to drill holes through people's skulls.


> Actress Valerie Harper needs help paying for her cancer treatments. She was diagnosed with lung cancer back in 2009 and then in 2013, brain cancer. Her insurance isn't covering all the costs so her husband has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for the 24/7 care she is receiving.


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