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Flutter: Control Your PC Via Gestures

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Flutter: Control Your PC Via Gestures

Controlling your iPhone, iPad and other handheld devices through motion or gestures is not a new phenomena. But when it comes to PCs, the void is still to be filled.

Of course, there are quite a handful of tools available to help you out with controlling PCs via gestures, but nothing is as easy as Fultter, a Chrome extension designed to control PCs via gestures.

Flutter is Kinect for your computer. It uses gestures detected via built-in camera in your computer to play, pause and skip songs & videos in YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Grooveshark, iTunes, Netflix, and more. It also allows you to control slide shows in Apple’s Keynote using hand gestures!

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    It works even when YouTube tab is not in focus or Spotify, iTunes, and other apps are playing music/video in the background. Head on to the official Chrome Store Page to know more about it  and try it out for yourself!

    Source – Flutter

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    Last Updated on December 18, 2020

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