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Tech Bytes: New Flying Uber, Alexa...Pay for Gas, and a Long-Lasting Battery

Updated: January 07, 2020 12:18 PM

In today's tech bytes, Uber and Hyundai are teaming up on a new flying taxi.

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A full-scale mock up is being unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The companies say it will carry up to four passengers, and will reach 180 miles per hour. They hope to start service in three years.

Amazon is trying to make it easier to pump gas by essentially turning your car into a credit card.

All you have to do is say, "Alexa, pay for gas." The voice command only works if you have an Alexa-enabled car. It's rolling out soon in thousands of Exon and Mobil stations.

A new battery could keep your cell phone charged for five days, even while you use it.

The lithium-sulfur battery has been developed by researchers in Australia, and they say it could also power an electric car for 600 miles. But no word yet on when it could hit the market.

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