Look Away to Pause YouTube (Experimental Chrome Extension)(github.com)

over 2 years ago from Mattias H, mattias.lol

  • Andrew C, over 2 years ago

    A lot of people (and almost all women in tech I know) cover their laptop cameras with tape.

    I also think pausing a video because someone looks away sounds horribly annoying. I often have YouTube streaming new music in the background, for example.

    I could see this being useful for exams or something though, where you may need to require focus.

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    • Mattias HMattias H, over 2 years ago

      I see where you're coming from and I also cover my webcam, built this more as an experiment with the new API. It is disabled by default so whenever you listen to music etc, don’t enable it :)

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      • Andrew C, over 2 years ago

        Yea. I actually think you could find a niche market for this technology. Face gesture, for example, sounds pretty accessible so those with limited motor function may find a lot of value.

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