STG at CES 2017

IMG_0682For the fifth consecutive year, a group of us from STG escaped the Michigan winter and headed to Las Vegas for CES, the Consumer Electronics Show. This year’s show was impressive as usual, and it was particularly interesting to explore with previous years in mind and watch how old trends have faded and new exciting ones have emerged.

In 2014, for example, virtual reality and other “immersive” innovations were some of the most exciting but least developed technologies around the floor at CES. Getting into one of the few actual demonstrations came with hours of waiting in line. This year, it seemed like every other booth was running a virtual reality demo just to show off their product that may … Read More

MTA On the Road 2016

img_8461For the past several years, we have been regulars at the yearly MTA On the Road events. MTA On the Road is a series of events presented by the Michigan Townships Association and hosted in various communities across Michigan. At these events, representatives from townships come to learn about the latest happenings in township legislation, see what new resources are available to townships, and enjoy the company of other township officials and vendors.

Our role at these events is to inform townships of our website development, document management, mobile app development, and graphic design services that could be useful to them, and connect with townships who are looking for these services. It’s a great feeling to meet a township official … Read More

Web Basics: HTML vs. CSS

While HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are separate coding languages, they’re not so much distinct choices as they are two connected and essential pieces for building a web page. HTML and CSS are best used together to create a functional and appealing page.

The majority of a page’s content is defined in the HTML. Images, links, text formatting, and all of the text content are found here. Inside the HTML code is also where the information gets organized: headers, paragraphs, numbered lists, and bulleted lists are just a few of simple functions for organizing information.

CSS describes the presentation of all of this information that’s been defined in the HTML. For example, what the headers say … Read More

STG at CES 2014

Early last month, a group of us from the Shumaker Technology Group escaped the frigid Michigan winter and visited Las Vegas for the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show.  CES is a technology trade show where companies from all around the world showcase their newest and most innovative products and concepts, and we certainly weren’t disappointed.
 
   

 

Intel had a particularly exciting display this year.  RealSense, a 3D camera sensor, was unveiled.  The camera sees depth like a human eye and enables the user to interact with the computer in a much more exciting way than the typical keyboard and mouse setup allows.  A picture can hardly do the experience justice, so you’ll have to take our word until it hits

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