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It was in the pool during physical rehabilitation for his Multiple Sclerosis when computer scientist and game designer John Quarles thought to himself, 'there has to be a way to make this more engaging.'

Yuri Samoilov | https://www.flickr.com/photos/yusamoilov/13334080323

Someone looking to hack into your car probably isn't trying to steal from your bank account...but the results could be far more damaging.

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the city of San Antonio and the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) would be one of the proving grounds for testing autonomous vehicles.

The Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Ground Partnership has 32 Texas municipal and regional partners along with 9 other USDOT designees who will be creating a community information sharing and deployment best practices.

Paul Flahive

Don Spring has been repairing typewriters for 50 years. The owner of Affordable Typewriter Services sells them occasionally too.  In fact, he sold one a couple of weeks ago, but the 72 year-old says he couldn't close the deal on a recent pitch.

"She says, 'let's take it back and show it to the girls.' I walk in there and she says to the girls 'how can we get the ribbons?' I say 'I can get the ribbons.' She says, 'Well, who is going to fix it?' I say, 'Well, I can fix it. I've been doing it 50 years.' 'Well, what are we gonna do when he dies," he says laughing.

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