Zuckerberg testifies before Congress, Disney launches ESPN+In this week's wrap-up, Facebook's CEO spends hours fielding questions from members of Congress. Meanwhile, Disney's new sports streaming service is up and running.
This is CNet and here are the stories that matter right now. Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of questioning before Congress. Day 1 in the Senate, sir Zuckerberg explained how Facebook works to some uninformed senators. And the second day at Washington Zuckerberg faced harder questions about default privacy settings and was admonished for not being able to answer a number of questions. Facebook's CEO remained generally poised during both sessions. Google is working on a new technology that is capable of isolating one voice in a noisy environment. A new research paper, entitled looking to listen at the cocktail party, details how it works. The tech uses a deep network based model that uses both visual and auditory signals to focus on one voice and suppress other noises. Google says this technology can have broad applications such as better video conferencing and improved hearing aids. Disney launched its new sport streaming services ESPN Plus. It costs about $5 per month or $50 for a year. ESPN Plus gives users access to games from Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, and more. You won't find NFL or NBA games here though. ESPN+ is distinct from ESPN channel and the watch ESPN app. Disney is still planning to launch its Netflix competitor next year that will feature Disney's own television and movie content. Stay up to date with latest by downloading the C/net tech today app available for IOS and Android.