Gmail Motion will have you flailing around your inbox like an April Fool

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Those tricksy folks over at Google have got the interwebs into a right stir this morning by announcing the launch of Gmail Motion, letting you control your email with Kinect-style body movements.

Watch the full description of the new tech in the great video above.

It even has the full backing of Dennis Tooley from the California Centre for Kinesis and Paralanguage, who said that: ‘It is commonly known that 80 per cent of communication is non-verbal. Gmail Motion not only accepts this fact – it embraces it.’

The biggest problem? It’s the latest in a long line of Google April Fool’s jokes, which have included claims that the search engine is powered by a farm of pigeons, and last year’s launch of an app that could translate the babble of animals into human speech.

Good one, Google!

Gerald Lynch

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