Kinect Hack Makes Last Week’s April Fool Prank Gmail Motion A Reality
Lick A Stamp To Send Your Email
University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies
A group of developers at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies hacked the Kinect (what else?) using software they already had from other projects and built a fully-functional Gmail Motion, which they call the Software Library Optimizing Obligatory Waving (SLOOW). “No offense to the geniuses at Google, but we weren’t able to get their application running on our computers,” one hacker says in the video. He then goes on to demonstrate that the silly motions Google came up with – licking a stamp and sticking it to your leg to send a message, for instance – really work in this program.
You can download the program here. Looks like the joke’s on Google after all.