A technology from Google that places many smartphone functions into a heads-up display (HUD). Introduced in 2012, capabilities include identifying current locations (see augmented reality), voice and video calls, GPS navigation, sending/receiving messages, taking notes, as well as snapping and sharing photos and video.A Distraction?Glass enables wearers to look ahead and read information at the same time. However, behavioral scientists claim that an unexpected notification suddenly appearing on the lens is just as distracting as looking at a smartphone or texting.Explorer and EnterpriseBriefly in 2013, several thousand early adopters purchased the USD $1,500 Google Glass Explorer in order to offer feedback and be first to develop applications. Although a much less-expensive consumer product was expected, Glass products shifted to business. In 2017, Lenovo debuted the New Glass C200, and Google introduced the Glass Enterprise Edition, both for commercial applications rather than the casual user. See Glasshole.