With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

Summary: Using Kinect-like image based motion capture technology, Google Motion gets your whole body into the act. Lean, stomp, and point your way to improved productivity and physical fitness.

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Gone are the days of slouching in a chair, wiggling your fingers to hammer out emails and code. Using Kinect-like image based motion capture technology, Google Motion gets your whole body into the act. It 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.

Lean, stomp, and point your way to improved productivity and physical fitness with Google Motion today! For more information and to sign up for the beta, see the Google Motion help page. And enjoy your April 1st!

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  • RE: With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

    Ummm... April Fools?

    Edit: Oh yeah I missed the last bit .lol!
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  • RE: With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

    Funny. Not.
    jessiethe3rd
  • I thought it was hilarious

    It reminds me so much of a lot of marketing hype and methodology stuff floating around in IT circles.

    Plus, they put a lot of effort into the photos and graphics.
    terry flores
  • I kinda liked the PlayMobile Apple Store Playset

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/looflirpa/e8bb/

    But the Google Motion is great. The delete gesture is classic.
    Bruizer
    • RE: With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

      @Bruizer
      Oh one more, stand naked in front of it to surrender your private information to Google.
      Ram U
    • RE: With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

      @Bruizer Yea imagine watching <a style="text-decoration: none; color: #333333;" href="http://www.aspenmodeling.com/">webcam models</a> going through these gestures lol.
      kstarksdev
      • RE: With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

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  • Hey if you are looking for a Job at Google

    You can become an Autocompleter

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/jobs/uslocations/mountain-view/autocompleter/index.html

    Happy April fools
    bobiroc
    • RE: With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

      @bobiroc
      Awesome!
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  • I like Sprout Social's april fools joke

    It was a bit spammy, I don't know for certain it was them, but I had to laugh. They had a button saying "do not push this button" which, when pushed, turned into "happy April 1st" and made the whole web page melt in the most amazing way... I did it four times to show various people. Cute. Then my daughter asked me why on earth I had posted Rebecca Black's "friday" song to my facebook 4 times!
    paulhknight
  • Best One I Saw Today Was From Microsoft

    http://bit.ly/hyVabj was laugh out loud funny.
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  • RE: With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

    Yeah...okay.
    james347
  • RE: With Google Motion, you've got to move it, move it

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