Google Motion: April Fools Joke For 2011


This Year, Google decided to do their annual April Fools Joke about a new feature in Gmail called Gmail Motion. Gmail Motion would let the user use a series of hand movements and gestures that would be seen by their computers camera and then processed and translated into text by Gmail. The first half of the video explaing how Motion would work seemed believable, but then you start to see how ridiculous it would be to learn a whole new gesture language similar to sign language, just to type emails. Although this was a funny prank, I thought last years April Fools joke when Google pretended to change its name to Topeka was even better.

Oh, and some hackers actually made Google Motion a reality in only one day using the XBOX 360 Kinect. See the video here.

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