oneupsmanship alert: usc’s ict makes google’s april fool’s joke into reality

USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies has one-upped Google, and turned Google’s “Gmail Motion” April Fool’s joke into a reality. Using a Microsoft Kinect, they took all of Google’s mock body motions and turned them into real commands to control your Gmail. Check it out.

Here’s the original Google April Fool’s Joke:

google wins for best april fool’s joke

check out this game-changing new technology from google: gmail motion

there’s even a pdf of the commonly used gestures.

Gmail Motion Printable Guide

happy april fool’s day.

UPDATE: check out the google docs motion beta guide. i especially love the spreadsheet, drawing/flowchart, and uploading to the cloud.

google changes name to topeka

Topeka (Google)as a kind gesture of gratitude to the city of topeka, kansas, who recently announced it would be changing its name to ‘google, kansas’ in an attempt to lure google to the city to select it as a test site for its planned super-fast, fiber-optic network, google changed its name to ‘topeka.’ google also removed all the vowels from its gmail as a part of its april fool’s prank.

now, you can topeka what you’re trying to find.

well played, topeka, er, google.

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