HawkEye

  • ZTE kills its crowdsourced phone Kickstarter campaign

    ZTE kills its crowdsourced phone Kickstarter campaign

    Project CSX was a nice enough idea: Get the smartphone community engaged and excited and maybe even gather some good, outside-the-box ideas for mobile devices. In a sense, the project was ZTE’s attempt to foster the sort of community excitement we’ve seen around young companies like OnePlus. It started off well enough — but then things sort of fell apart at the seams. Read More

  • ZTE admits it painted itself into a corner with its crowdsourced phone

    ZTE admits it painted itself into a corner with its crowdsourced phone

    Things aren’t looking great for Hawkeye. It was a valiant effort, but the first result of ZTE’s crowdsourcing Project CSX is presently at just around $35,000 into its $500,000 goal after the project launched on January 4, at the height of CES. The company’s admitting it made some key errors along the way, with VP Jeff Yee taking to the company’s forum to apologize… Read More

  • ZTE’s Hawkeye crowdsourced phone gets some actual specs

    ZTE’s Hawkeye crowdsourced phone gets some actual specs

    The truth is, ZTE’s Hawkeye phone was one of countless devices that got lost in the insurmountable signal to noise that was CES. And let’s be honest, of all of the far out pitches the company received in the lead up to its first Project CSX crowdfunding device launch, the winner was really one of the more mundane selections. The eye-tracking, adhesive handset hit Kickstarter on… Read More

  • Meet HawkEye, the sobriety-determining handheld

    Because police don’t have enough ways to ruin my weekend, a company called AcuNetx (I spelled that right) has developed a device called the HawkEye, a non-invasive device that scans the eyes of drivers to tell their intoxication levels. It’s not meant for field stops so much as checkpoints, which are illegal in many states, and requires a laptop and hand-held device to operate. It… Read More