Everybody has been talking today about the newest feature to be revealed by Google. It is called Gmail Motion and it allows users to perform basic 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 most likely make users feel more in sync with their computers and enjoy their email experiences even more.
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, like any physical activity, there are a number of 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 lead to serious injury if you end up hitting something.
It is also critical to take breaks every 30 to 40 minutes and stretch in between sessions, so you don’t strain yourself.
If this sounds like something you’d like to try, check out the Gmail Motion website. It has a printable Motion Guide that fills you in on all of the possible gestures and what they mean. The possibilities with this new technology are endless. As for business users who are looking forward to using the Motion feature, they’re in luck – the Gmail Motion technology will soon be coming to Google Docs.
This technology is sure to excite people because it changes 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!