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Kinect Makes Gmail Motion April Fool's Joke into Reality

Posted Mon, 04 Apr 2011 by James Newton

It had to happen

It had to happen

Of course

You may have seen Google's Gmail Motion April Fool's joke this year, which promised to get rid of the mouse and keyboard for email and implement a new system based entirely on body movements. As jokes go it wasn't bad, but the team at ICT MxR made it into a reality using Kinect.

The same University of Southern California team that brought the sensor to Azeroth with World of Warcraft for Kinect turned Google's gestures into reality, sending emails with a lick of a stamp and more. Check out the two videos below and witness Kinect's new ability to invert April Fool's jokes.

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And the original:

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Tags: Kinect, Hacks, Videos.

User Comments


1. davahsa United States 04 Apr 2011, 19:29 BST

lol sloow bravo! -good job google as well-very funny and cool [O] -eagerly awaiting reply

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