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Gmail Motion – just how great is it?

Business Technology | April 1, 2011

Everybody has been talking today about the new feature to be unveiled by Google. It is called Gmail Motion and it allows users to perform standard email commands with simple gestures.

Standard actions such as reply all, search and archive can now be completed with simple gestures, instead of a keyboard and mouse. This advancement will likely make users feel more in sync with their computers and enjoy their email experiences more than ever.

How does it work?

The technology works with your computer’s webcam – most of which are built in to your computer nowadays. Google’s patented spatial tracking technology registers your movements and translates them into Gmail-specific commands.

How to use Gmail Motion safely

Of course, as with any physical activity, there are certain precautions that ought to be taken in order to avoid injury. You should make sure that there are no fragile objects around you that can be broken. It is easy to get excited about the new technology and make fast movements, which can end in serious injury if you end up hitting something.

It is also important to take breaks every 30 to 40 minutes and stretch in between sessions, so you don’t strain yourself.

If you think you might want to give Gmail Motion a try, have a look at the official website. It has how-to videos in addition to a printable Motion Guide that outlines all the possible motions and their corresponding commands. If you are wondering how you can incorporate the new technology into your business, don’t worry – Google Docs Motion is the next feature that is to be released.

This technology is sure to excite people because it transforms the way we interact with our computers. If you are a little cautious about the new technology, you’re not alone. Many people think that this is a ridiculous move on Google’s part – and they’re right. This is just another one of Google’s yearly April Fools’ Day gags.

Happy April Fools’ Day!


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