Google Acquires Motion Control Software Flutter

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Google tries its hand at motion control

The company behind motion control software Flutter has been acquired by Google . Company CEO Navneet Dalal announced the acquisition on the Flutter website , thanking users and promising the continued availability of the app.

If you're unfamiliar with the service, think of Flutter as a software-only implementation of the Leap Motion . Hold your hand in front of your webcam and Flutter gives you basic control over your computer. You can skip tracks in Pandora, pause videos on Netflix or YouTube, or just wave at your computer for fun.

Google’s no stranger to acquisitions and many of its greatest products are the culmination of companies that have been absorbed by the search provider. Outgoing Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer has even gone so far as to call Google a monopoly .

It’s at least a tad ironic that Google’s 2011 April Fool’s joke was Gmail motion control because it looks like we might actually get to wave our hands in front of our computers to read email.

If you want to try your hand—literally—at Flutter, grab it here .

How do you think Google will use motion control moving forward? Let us know in the comments below!

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