‘GMail Motion’: Nice Try, Google
Of course, today is seeing the requisite flow of April fools antics around the interweb. I admit I was duped by Techcrunch’s Google Places Filed as Spam post. But in defense, it was a day early and is actually more feasible than a wacky April Fools-esque scenario (maybe that’s the genius).
The latest is Google’s new GMail Motion, advertised on the GMail sign-in page among other places. It’s a Wii/Kinnect-like biometric take on interfacing with email. From the landing page:
“The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet even existed. Since then, countless technological advancements have allowed for much more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do we continue to use outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion — now you can control Gmail with your body.”
Kind of funny but please tell me you didn’t fall for this one. This joins past Google April Fools’ jokes such as Animal Translate. Good times. See video below.
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The Steve Buschemi look alike demonstration model kinda gave it away.