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Daily Archives: April 1, 2011

Gmail Motion

Google rolled out an absolutely amazing new gmail interface today called “Gmail Motion.” Instead of having to use your mouse and keyboard to compose and send emails (which are outdated – invented long before the internet) users are now able to use simple gestures to send emails.

The way it works is, “Gmail Motion uses your computer’s built-in webcam and Google’s patented spatial tracking technology to detect your movements and translate them into meaningful characters and commands. Movements are designed to be simple and intuitive for people of all skill levels.”

With simplicity and improved productivity as the aims, Google has created over 10,000 gestures and are adding more every day. For example, to open a message, make a motion as if you were opening an envelope. To reply, simply point backward with your thumb. To reply all, use both hands. It’s that easy!

Here’s a quick overview of how Gmail Motion works:

Happy April Fools Day!

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