Google adds motion-sensing technology to Gmail

Reading and replying to e-mails with your keyboard and mouse is so last century. Google has announced the addition of a new, Kinect-like motion-sensing technology to its e-mail client: Gmail Motion. Unlike the Xbox 360 controller, no new and expensive equipment is required—just your PC’s webcam:

You can learn more by visiting the Gmail Motion page on Google’s website. This is just the start, too… Google says it plans to add motion controls to Google Docs later this year. I, for one, am looking forward to waving my hands and flailing my arms to italicize text and enter data in spreadsheets.

Google has a long history of announcing such breakthrough new features in early April. Last year, we saw the debut of the Google Translate for Animals beta, and Google Docs was updated to let users upload anything into the cloud for the low price of 10 cents per kilogram.

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    • PRIME1
    • 9 years ago

    I tried it today. But I had the hiccups and so it kept opening random pr0n sites.

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      that what you tell yourself?

    • PixelArmy
    • 9 years ago

    Ada Wong! She’ll probably add a backdoor to Google Docs so she can steal them later…

    • trackerben
    • 9 years ago

    10 cents per kilogram? That’s cheaper than USPS

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    This is nothing, Avid announced Linux support for Pro Tools 9 – now THAT’S something.

    [url<]http://airusersblog.squarespace.com/home-page/2011/4/1/avid-add-linux-support-for-pro-tools.html[/url<]

    • Meadows
    • 9 years ago

    I didn’t know that tech companies actually employed handsome people.

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      you’re either a girl, or your hetero is in question. 😛

        • Meadows
        • 9 years ago

        I’m not a girl.

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          LOLOLOL

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 9 years ago

      That seems like a terrible generalization by you Meadows. I thought you were better than that.

        • Meadows
        • 9 years ago

        I’m not above generalisations. Still, this is the first time I see a good-looking person work at a computer software and/or hardware company.

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          [i<] I [/i<] worked at an IT company, and I'm gorgeous!

            • Meadows
            • 9 years ago

            You recently mentioned in the pony thread that you’re both fat [i<]and[/i<] hairy. Unless you sport a boyfriend who's into [i<]bears[/i<], I doubt you qualify.

          • NeelyCam
          • 9 years ago

          I guess you don’t work for one.

          If you do, maybe you should quit and find a different one..?

    • PrincipalSkinner
    • 9 years ago

    That suit & tie body language guy is sooo scary!

    • bjm
    • 9 years ago

    Eh… April Fools?

      • ssidbroadcast
      • 9 years ago

      Nah, I’m pretty sure this is serious.

    • Willard
    • 9 years ago

    Wow. Today we sure are living in a technological golden age. There’s also this piece on lasik that will give you permanent Avatar-3D vision:

    [url<]http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=135033545&m=135033536[/url<]

      • Game_boy
      • 9 years ago

      All the jokes this year seem to be about 3D products. They reviewed a 3D radio on Radio 4, and xkcd has all their comics in 3D.

        • Corrado
        • 9 years ago

        3D in and of itself is a big joke, so its only fitting.

        • Meadows
        • 9 years ago

        You haven’t seen AdBlock’s “real life ad blocker” sunglasses then, which blocks billboard ads in real time by blurring your vision.

      • stdRaichu
      • 9 years ago

      Not just that, but kids can get in on the action too: [url<]http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/looflirpa/e8bb/?pfm=Carousel_20110401_Apple_Store_2[/url<]

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