It’s not surprising that each year Google puts out some pretty elaborate April Fool’s pranks. According to congressional calculations Google spends around $800 billion a year on April Fool’s pranks alone.
Some people actually fell for the prank for some reason thinking it would be easier to open and reply to email by using hand gestures rather than a quick keyboard shortcut. Alas, it was all a joke.
Fortunately some guys at ICT MxR Lab took the challenge seriously and used a Kinect hack to accomplish the most useless “shortcut” in the history of email.