Eve Systems is a German smart home and home automation producer founded in June 27, 2018. The brand existed as a line of smart home products manufactured by Elgato Systems, a company best known for a line of video-recording and gaming products; the Elgato brand and gaming division of the company was sold to Corsair Components in June 2018, while the Eve brand was spun off into a separate company. The brand can be traced back in 2014 when Elgato introduced a home monitoring system called Eve, which provides alerts to users regarding things like air pressure and water use. Elgato developed light bulbs that can respond to programming on a mobile device and respond to commands over Bluetooth. In May 2018, Elgato introduced a smart water controller. In June 2018, Corsair acquired the gaming departments of Elgato, while Elgato's smart home team remains their own company and was spun off as Eve Systems. Elgato markets a smart-key system; the system comes with a small 10-gram device, placed on a key ring, in a purse, inside a car, or somewhere else.
It communicates with an Elgato app on an iOS device. If it is set up for keys, the app will alert the user when they are 10 meters away from their keys, indicating that they may have forgotten them, it takes advantage of the "Smart Bluetooth" Apple implemented in iOS 7. A review in TheNextWeb said it was "money well spent" and worked "exactly as described", but that the beeping of the device could be louder and users will still need to supplement it with the Find my Phone app. A review in Macworld gave it 4 out of 5 stars. In September 2014, Elgato announced a home monitoring system called Eve, which monitors a home's air pressure, water usage, air quality and other factors. Elgato said the product won't be available until the HomeKit software, expected to come with Apple iOS 8, is released, it introduced smart light bulbs, which communicate with iOS devices through Bluetooth and allow users to adjust home lighting from their mobile device. As of July 2018, the current series of smart home products includes: Eve Flare – portable smart LED lamp Eve Button – smart home remote Eve Degree – Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat Eve Door & Window – door and window sensor Eve Light Switch – smart wall switch Eve Motion – motion sensor Eve Room – indoor air quality and humidity sensor Eve Smoke – smoke detector Eve Thermo – radiator valve Eve Aqua – sprinkler controller In late 2014, Elgato introduced the Smart Power battery backup for mobile devices.
It communicates with the user's bluetooth-enabled device to provide notifications and calendar reminders when it needs to be charged. In 2016, Elgato released Eve Energy, a smart plug which provides power meter features through its mobile app. Official website
WALL-E is a 2008 American computer-animated science fiction film produced by Pixar Animation Studios for Walt Disney Pictures. It was directed and co-written by Andrew Stanton, produced by Jim Morris, co-written by Jim Reardon, it stars the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy and Sigourney Weaver, was the overall ninth feature film produced by the company. It follows a solitary trash compactor robot on a future, deserted Earth, left to clean up garbage. However, he is visited by a probe sent by the starship Axiom, whom he falls in love with and pursues across the galaxy. After directing Finding Nemo, Stanton felt Pixar had created believable simulations of underwater physics and was willing to direct a film set in space. WALL-E has minimal dialogue in its early sequences; the film criticizes consumerism, nostalgia, waste management, human environmental impact and concerns and global catastrophic risk. It is Pixar's first animated film with segments featuring live-action characters.
Following Pixar tradition, WALL-E was paired with a short film titled Presto for its theatrical release. WALL-E was released in the United States on June 27, 2008; the film was an instant blockbuster, grossing $533.3 million worldwide over a $180 million budget, winning the 2008 Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, the 2009 Hugo Award for Best Long Form Dramatic Presentation, the final Nebula Award for Best Script, the Saturn Award for Best Animated Film and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature with five nominations. It is considered by many fans and critics as the best film of 2008; the film topped Time's list of the "Best Movies of the Decade", in 2016 was voted 29th among 100 films considered the best of the 21st century by 117 film critics from around the world. In the 29th century, rampant consumerism and environmental neglect have turned Earth into a garbage-strewn wasteland. Humanity is nowhere to be found, having been evacuated by the megacorporation Buy-N-Large on giant starliners seven centuries earlier.
Of the robotic trash compactors left by BnL to clean up, only one remains: a Waste Allocation Load-Lifter, or WALL-E. One day, WALL-E's routine is broken by the arrival of an unmanned probe carrying an Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator or EVE, sent to scan the planet for plant life. WALL-E is smitten by the sleek, otherworldly robot, but she goes into standby when he shows her his most recent find: a living seedling; the probe returns to collect EVE and the plant, with WALL-E clinging on, returns to its mothership, the starliner Axiom. In the centuries since the Axiom left Earth, its passengers have degenerated into fat, feeble slobs due to laziness and microgravity, their every whim catered to by machines. Captain McCrea, used to sitting back while his robotic lieutenant AUTO flies the ship, is taken aback by a positive probe response, but learns that placing the plant in the ship's Holo-Detector will trigger a hyperjump back to Earth so humanity can begin recolonization; the plant proves to be missing from EVE's storage compartment though, she blames WALL-E for its disappearance.
With the plant missing, EVE is taken to Diagnostics. WALL-E proceeds to "free" her along with the other faulty robots, causing them to be designated rogue. Frustrated, EVE tries to send WALL-E home on an escape pod, but they are interrupted when AUTO's first mate GO-4 arrives and stows the stolen plant in a pod set to self-destruct. WALL-E saves the plant from being lost forever, he and EVE reconcile, celebrating with a dance in space around the Axiom. EVE brings the plant back to McCrea, who watches EVE's recordings of Earth and concludes that they have to go back. However, AUTO refuses, revealing his own secret no-return directive A113, issued after BnL concluded in 2110 that the planet could not be saved. AUTO mutinies, electrocuting WALL-E and shutting EVE down, throwing them both down the garbage chute before confining the captain to his quarters. EVE automatically helps WALL-E bring the plant to the ship's Holo-Detector. AUTO crushes WALL-E in his attempt to stop the return protocol initializing, but McCrea deactivates him while EVE starts the hyperjump.
Arriving back on Earth, EVE repairs WALL-E, but finds that his memory has been reset and his personality is gone. Heartbroken, EVE gives WALL-E a farewell kiss, which sparks his memory and restores his original personality. WALL-E and EVE reunite as the humans and robots of the Axiom take their first steps on Earth. During the credits and robots are shown learning to farm and build, turning the ravaged planet into a paradise. Ben Burtt as WALL-E, the title character. WALL-E, a robot who has achieved sentience, is the only robot of his kind shown to be still functioning on Earth, he is a small mobile compactor box with all-terrain treads, three-fingered shovel hands, binocular eyes, retractable solar cells for power. Although working diligently to fulfill his directive to clean up the garbage he is distracted by his curiosity, collecting trinkets of interest, he stores and displays these "treasures" such as a birdcage full of rubber ducks, a Rubik's Cube, disposable cups filled with plastic cutlery and a golden trophy at his home where he examines and categorizes his finds while throwing away things like a diamond ring, watching a video cassette of Hello, Dolly!
Via an iPod viewed through a large Fresnel
Eve Torres Gracie is an American actress, model, martial arts instructor, former professional wrestler. She is best known for her time with WWE, where she is a former three-time WWE Divas Champion. Torres began her career as a dancer, she danced for The Southern California Summer Pro League and went on to become a member of the National Basketball Association's Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team for the 2006–2007 season. She appeared on several television shows, including Show Me The Money, Sunset Tan, Deal or No Deal. In 2007, she won the 2007 Diva Search, earning a contract with WWE. Torres first appeared on WWE programming as a backstage interviewer in 2008 and became a full-time wrestler in 2009, she won the WWE Divas Championship in April 2010. She held the championship on a further two occasions, becoming the first person to win it three times. Following her retirement from professional wrestling in 2013, Torres focused on her role as an instructor for the Gracie Women Empowered self-defense program at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance and continued to act, with roles in Skiptrace and Supergirl.
Torres was born in Boston and grew up in Denver, Colorado. She has "a Latina background" as she is of Nicaraguan descent, as well as Swedish, she has a younger brother, a television presenter. Torres attended the University of Southern California on a full tuition scholarship. During college, she was one of the founding members of the Omega Phi Beta sorority chapter on her campus and held the vice-president position for several years. While in Omega Phi Beta, Torres was awarded for Academic Excellence at the Order of Omega Greek Awards, she graduated with honors and a grade point average above 3.5 in May 2006, with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. While attending USC, Torres appeared in commercials and music videos. Torres created much of their choreography, she danced for The Southern California Summer Pro League, the only summer league for National Basketball Association players, in Long Beach, California. After graduating from college, she began modeling full-time. After reaching the tryout finals in previous years, Torres became a member of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team for the 2006–07 season.
She appeared on the game show Show Me The Money. In May 2007, Torres entered World Wrestling Entertainment's Diva Search, she was chosen by WWE officials as one of the eight finalists from a group of 50 women. On October 29, 2007, in Philadelphia, live on Raw, she was crowned the 2007 WWE Diva Search winner, defeating finalist Brooke Gilbertsen and becoming a WWE Diva. Following her win, she began training for her wrestling debut in WWE's developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling. Videos promoting Eve's debut on SmackDown began airing on January 11, 2008; the promo aired for three weeks before Eve made her official debut on the February 1, 2008 episode of SmackDown interviewing Batista. During early 2008, Eve participated in a contest to determine the top Diva on SmackDown, participating in a bikini contest, an obstacle course, an arm wrestling competition before being eliminated. Eve appeared at WrestleMania XXIV as a Lumberjill in the BunnyMania match between Maria and Ashley against Beth Phoenix and Melina.
Eve spent the rest of the year competing in similar contests, including a dance-off and a bikini contest, before participating in the Halloween Costume Contest on October 26 at the Cyber Sunday pay-per-view, where she was dressed as Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. On the 800th episode of Raw on November 3, 2008, Eve made her televised in-ring debut in a 16-Diva tag team match, which her team lost although she was never tagged in, her first main storyline began in early 2009, when she began a scripted feud with Michelle McCool after McCool attacked her. On the February 6 episode of SmackDown, Eve made her singles match debut in a losing effort against McCool via submission, their feud continued for the next few months, with them competing against each other in singles and tag team matches. Eve moved into a feud with Layla in mid-2009. After the pair competed in dance and arm wrestling competitions, Eve defeated Layla on the May 29 episode of SmackDown in a wrestling match. On the June 18 episode of Superstars, Eve pinned Layla once again.
After the match, they both shook hands. Around the same as her scripted rivalry with Layla, Eve became associated with Cryme Tyme, appearing in several backstage segments with them, she began accompanying them to the ring as their manager during their storyline rivalry with The Hart Dynasty. Eve and Cryme Tyme participated in multiple six-person mixed tag team matches against The Hart Dynasty, Eve faced Natalya in singles matches and tag team matches involving other Divas, her final match on SmackDown was on October 9. On October 12, 2009, Eve was traded to the Raw brand. On the November 2 episode of Raw, she competed in her first match after being traded: a battle royal, won by Alicia Fox, she entered into a storyline romance with Chris Masters in December 2009, becoming his valet. In January 2010, the WWE Divas Championship was vacated and a tournament was set up to determine the new champion. Eve made it before being defeated by the eventual winner, Maryse. At WrestleMania XXVI Eve was on the losing team in a 10-Diva tag team match, but the following night on Raw, she pinned Maryse in a rematch to earn the victory for her team.
On the April 5 episode of Raw, Eve won a "Dress to Impress" battle royal to be
Awake (Dream Theater album)
Awake is the third studio album by American progressive metal band Dream Theater, released on October 4, 1994 through East West Records. It was the last Dream Theater album to feature keyboardist Kevin Moore, who announced his decision to leave the band during the recording of the album. Much of the material for Awake was written in writing sessions between February and April 1994, during which Dream Theater were under pressure from their record label to produce an album as successful as Images and Words with a single similar to "Pull Me Under"; the label wanted the band to produce a more metal-oriented album, hoping it would be easier to market. John Purdell and Duane Baron produced and mixed the album; the album's cover, designed by the band, features numerous references to the album's lyrics. Released at the height of the popularity of grunge music, Awake received mixed reviews, though more the album has been referred to as one of the band's finest releases; the album peaked at 32 on the US Billboard 200, the highest position a Dream Theater album would reach on that chart until 2007's Systematic Chaos, which peaked at 19.
"Lie", "Caught in a Web" and "The Silent Man" were released as singles but failed to be as successful as "Pull Me Under" had been. The band's record label considered the album a commercial failure, which would lead to the band being pressured to write more radio-friendly songs on their subsequent studio album. There is no title track on the album, but the lyric awake appears in the songs "Innocence Faded" and "The Silent Man". After a month-long break, Dream Theater started working on their third studio album in February 1994; the band's two-month writing sessions were located at New York City. The lack of a leader within the band increased tensions in what were tense sessions. Keyboardist Kevin Moore noted at the time that "there are arguments that last forever because there's nobody to come in and draw the line". "When it came to the music, you had John Petrucci and I playing the roles we still kind of play, Kevin was a forceful element," drummer Mike Portnoy said. "In those days, John Myung was a little bit more out of his shell, so the bass was a bit more predominant in the band.
The fighting never came to blows, but there was a lot of bickering over every single element, like the fine details of what the third note on the sixty-fourth bar should be."The success of Dream Theater's previous album and Words the single "Pull Me Under", put pressure on the band to produce a successful follow-up album. "Somebody once said that you have your whole life to prepare for your first album and have about two months to prepare the follow-up, and, much the situation we faced in early 1994," Portnoy noted. The popularity of alternative metal and groove metal meant that the band's record label, East West, were keen for the band to create a heavier, darker album. Awake featured Petrucci's use of a seven-string guitar for the first time, establishing a more riff-based writing style. "This style would further cement the fusion of metal and progressive music, what Dream Theater are known for," Petrucci said. "I think it paved the way for many of our strongest and heaviest songs like'A Change of Seasons','The Glass Prison' and'The Dark Eternal Night'."
Vocalist James LaBrie described his vocals on Awake as "more varied and a lot more aggressive" than on Images and Words to the extent that people may think the band had a new singer for the album. The recording sessions for the album began in May 1994 at One On One Studios in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, with overdub work done at Devonshire Studios in Los Angeles. John Purdell and Duane Baron, whose credits included Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tears, were hired to produce the album; the band, which had a difficult relationship with David Prater, who produced Images and Words, enjoyed working with Purdell and Baron. "I think everyone felt we were able to express ourselves a lot more genuinely," Petrucci said. "The experience from the road, learning more about our sound and what we like and don't like enabled us to be more prepared. The producers were into capturing that and being patient with us. So everybody walked away being satisfied with their performances and their sounds." Awake is the band's only studio album to date, not recorded on the east coast of the United States.
Towards the end of the recording sessions, Kevin Moore announced to his bandmates that he was leaving the band. Petrucci, childhood friends with the keyboardist, found the news hard to take. Myung noted that the announcement "didn't come out of the blue". LaBrie noticed changes in Moore at the end of the Images and Words tour. "He seemed to be more distant and wrapped up in himself... It wasn't that he was rude or unpleasant with anyone," he said. "But when Mike, John Petrucci and John Myung were in the rehearsal studio putting together the music for Awake, he wasn't there as he had been in the past. And when he was there, the guys told me he'd be sitting reading a magazine when they were trying to work out riffs." "After the record was recorded in Los Angeles, he returned to New York, sold his belongings, packed everything into his station wagon and said'I'm moving away from Long Island,'" Dream Theater's co-manager Jim Pitulski recalled. "So I asked him where he was moving to, he said,'I'll let you know when I get there.'
He had no idea what he was doing and he just started driving across the country. I kind of admired that."Moore stated that he decided to leave because his approach to writing music had changed. He had become more interested in recording his own material. Myung said that Moore left the band out of "peace of mind an
VMS Eve is a carrier mothership for Virgin Galactic and launch platform for Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo-based Virgin SpaceShips. VMS Eve is the first, so far only, White Knight Two, built by Scaled Composites for Virgin Galactic; the "VMS" prefix stands for "Virgin Mothership". The aircraft was named after Evette Branson, the mother of Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group; the jet plane has nose art of a blonde woman holding the Virgin Galactic corporate flag. The image is based on how Evette Branson is called Galactic Girl; the aircraft was launched on July 28, 2008, in Mojave, the United States, at the Mojave Spaceport, home of Scaled Composites. On December 12, 2008, the aircraft performed first taxi tests, a week the maiden flight. Eve will be used in preceding entry into commercial usage, it is the largest all composite aircraft constructed and has the longest single-piece composite aircraft part: a 140 ft long wingspan. Burt Rutan has dismissed fears that pressurization cycles might induce fatigue failure in the composite structure.
Richard Branson has announced that it will be fuel efficient. The initial flight tests were planned to begin in early September 2008 but they were delayed. On 12 December 2008 the initial low speed taxi test was carried out at Mojave followed by a high speed taxi on 16 December. By September 2009 the flight envelope was extended to 50000 feet. Testing has continued, with some delays and setbacks, as of 19 September 2014 the total flight time for WhiteKnightTwo is 333.96 hours. Citations BibliographyBBC News, Branson unveils space tourism jet, 20:42 UTC, Monday, 28 July 2008 UK Los Angeles Times, Richard Branson unveils his space plane, July 29, 2008, Peter Pae Wired, Virgin Galactic Unveils White Knight Two Launch Vehicle, 07.29.08,Dave Bullock New York Times, New Steps in Private Space Travel, July 29, 2008, John Schwartz Reuters, Branson unveils plane to launch spaceship, Mon Jul 28, 2008 Fred Prouser Associated Press, New space race heats up with unveiling of aircraft, Alicia Chang Scientific American, Forget the Dark Knight--the White Knight Two mothership has arrived, Jul 28, 2008 Adam Hadhazy New Scientist, Virgin Galactic rolls out SpaceShipTwo's'mothership', 28 July 2008, Rachel Courtland Telegraph, Sir Richard Branson unveils Virgin's spaceship, 29 Jul 2008, James Quinn Virgin Galactic - news Scaled Composites, Virgin Galactic Rolls Out Mothership Eve - Jul 28, 2008 Press Release Scaled Composites, WHITEKNIGHTTWO FLIGHT TEST SUMMARIES
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Ticket to Ride (album)
Ticket to Ride is the first studio album by American music duo the Carpenters. At the time of its initial release in 1969, it was issued under the title Offering, with a different cover photo, it was a commercial failure and produced only one minor hit single, a ballad version of the Lennon-McCartney song "Ticket to Ride". After the Carpenters' subsequent breakthrough, the album was reissued internationally under the name Ticket to Ride and sold moderately; the CD in the "Remastered Classics" series went out of print in March 2007. However, in Japan, the "Pack Series" released the Ticket to Close to You CDs together; the album is far more self-contained than other Carpenters albums. It stands out from subsequent Carpenters albums in that the lead vocals are evenly split between the two band members. All lead vocals by Karen Carpenter except. Richard Carpenter – lead and backing vocals, Wurlitzer electric piano, harpsichord Karen Carpenter – lead and backing vocals, bass on "All of My Life" and "Eve" Joe Osborn – bass Bob Messenger – bass Gary Sims – guitar on "All of My Life" Herb Alpert – shakers Producer: Jack Daugherty Engineer: Ray Gerhardt Art director: Tom Wilkes Photographer: Jim McCrary JP 7" single / / "Ticket to Ride" "All I Can Do"US 7" single "Ticket to Ride" "Your Wonderful Parade"