The first thing in getting your small on the net is to register a domain.

Your domain is just an ecommerce hosting address on-line in which your customers are going to use to view your website or e-commerce store. It will also assist you to establish a company wide electronic mail solution, allowing you to connect more effectively with your customers and suppliers.

Domain names are grouped by their extension, with widely known being .com or .com.au. There are plenty of other extensions available to buy including .biz, .org and .info. You aren’t limited to the volume of domains which you can purchase, but Australian domain name legislation do have to have a valid cpanel hosting ABN or ACN to be provided ahead of registration may be finalized.

In the situation of a brand-new name, even though you are unable to register domain names straight-out, what can be done would be to register a name, which happens to be like purchasing a lease from the business that operates whatever registry the extension is connected with. For example, any name with .au at the end of it is managed by auDA, the Australian Domain Address Administrator.

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Nearly every brand new customer these days wishes a mobile form of their particular web site. It is virtually important after all: one design for the BlackBerry, another for the iPhone, the iPad, netbook, Kindle — and all sorts of display screen resolutions must be compatible, too. Within the next 5 years, we’ll likely requirement to design for a number of extra innovations. When will the madness stop? It won’t.

Whenever coming up with a brand new site design it is usually an issue to ensure that your site will display well across the different net accessibility units which are at this time in use.  Until pretty lately, folks would do this by categorizing each user based on the variety of product that is getting used to access the site. For instance you have different classifications for smartphones, iPads, desktops, as well as others.  Site visitors  could next be redirected based on the form of accessibility product they certainly were using to a website that was designed to show well on this type of product.  This technique worked sensibly well at furnishing people with a website variation that would show well on their accessibility device, however, there had been nonetheless linked problems.  For example, very often there were device recognition problems. In addition, there would frequently be issues accessing the same functionality  on mobile devices as desktop people had.   Since several web sites had to be maintained there was additional time and effort invested on site servicing and Search Engine Optimization attempts were hampered since there were several sites with various URLs.

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VMware, Inc. is a U.S. software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and solutions, and ended up being the first to effectively virtualize the x86 architecture. Launched in 1998, VMware is based in Palo Alto, Ca.

The X86 appropriate hardware of these days, regardless of processor count or center count, ended up being created to run a solitary running system. This renders most devices greatly underutilized. VMware virtualization lets you operate multiple virtual devices on a solitary actual machine, with every virtual machine discussing the resources of that one real computer system across multiple surroundings. Different digital machines can run different working methods and multiple applications on a single actual computer. WMware is an operating system that sits straight regarding the hardware and it is the screen between the hardware together with various operating system. It expands the equipment, from the people point of view, to a lot of different separate computers all along with their very own processors and mind. These virtual machines cannot be known from real hosts by the end users.For a small and medium size business, the benefits of cloud computing is currently driving adoption. In this sector there is often a lack of time and financial resources to purchase, deploy and maintain an infrastructure (e.g. the software, server and storage).

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Virtual Private Servers are a very popular tool for supplying inexpensive hosting services. Rather than needing a independent computer vps hosting for every server, lots of virtual servers will co-reside on the very same computer. In most cases, overall performance just isn’t affected and every web site behaves as if it is being provided by a dedicated server. But if a lot virtual servers live on the very same computer, or if one virtual server starts hogging resources, Web pages would be delivered more slowly.

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is established by vmware hosting partitioning the physical server into multiple mini servers, permitted because of the technology of server virtualization. The words Virtual Private Server is used by hosting service providers and it is always used to refer a Virtual Machine. A Virtual Private Server (VPS) functions using a joined environment utilised by additional virtual machines. But in all aspects performance is the same as that of an environment created by a physical computer specialized in distinctive consumer needs. It provides the same identical level of privacy, that’s used in individual physical computer environment, configured to work server software.

Many hosting companies choose virtual servers linux vps hosting for their clients, because they can provide a practical and an inexpensive service, thru it. As Virtual Servers do not utilize the whole resources on its host computer, they may be concentrated for individual client server programs. Because, the internet hosting company hosts limited virtual servers on a single actual server, the price of website hosting is achievable at decreased costs. On top of this, you’ll encounter virtually no change in the working and services delivered by the web sites, that are hosted on virtual servers. Because they have the same effect of getting hosted upon dedicated servers.

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headphones-iconIt is very important to remember certain essential points that lead to a successful TV commercial. Here are a few tips.

Writing the Script in a TV Commercial

During a TV commercial you have got a very limited time frame to capture your audience and you need to get your message across quickly. Therefore in order to grab your potential customers attention it is important that you use short punchy sentences. Long sentences can make the customer loose interest in your commercial.

 

Audio and Video Must Match in a TV Commercial

When writing your commercial, one vital point that you must make sure of, is that
your audio and video do match. When you’re talking about new car models arriving, you don’t want to see video of the current year’s make. Hence, you must merge your audio and video to create a powerful sales tool.

headphones-iconThere are two important characteristics that recommend digital radio as a service most people would like to have in their vehicles or homes: quality and content. When talking about quality we mostly refer to how clear the sound output is from digital radio when compare to terrestrial radio broadcasts. Content, on the other hand, refers to the quality of the transited material. This is where the two giants in the digital radio industry Sirius and XM Radio battle it out. The quality of the receivers and the technologies they both use are similar, but the difference can be made when it comes to exclusive high quality content. Lets have a look at both the digital radio quality and content characteristics:

Broadcasting quality

The broadcast quality is, when put in numbers, of 128kb/s 44.1khz for both digital radio service providers. This is the equivalent of CD quality. Although the coverage of digital radio, which is far superior to what any terrestrial radio station can deliver, is an important factor, the quality of the sound is what brought Sirius and XM Radio more subscribers.

headphones-iconDAB, or digital audio broadcasting, brought to the radio industry what the digital technology of cellular phones brought to the telecommunications industry–an alternative to analog technology. Using the Eureka 147 format, broadcast companies in Europe and the UK made the shift form analog broadcasting to DAB digital radio broadcasting; the Eureka format became globally standardized everywhere except in the United States.

The United States chose instead to have its DAB digital radio broadcasting formatted in hybrid-digital radio, which make it the only country to have done so, and more or less stopped the adoption of DAB digital radio technology altogether. In the United States, satellite radio has received all the broadcasters and broadcasting equipment manufacturers attention. Why?

Because satellite radio requires listeners to purchase expensive receivers, and in addition, to shell out the cost of subscribing each month. Radio listeners in other countries must simply raise their eyebrows at the prospect; they receive Eureka 147 and digital radio at no cost.

headphones-iconDigital radio is one of the biggest improvements in broadcasting since the introduction of FM. Digital radio signal can be broadcasted for more than 35,000 kilometers (22,000 miles) with complete clarity and high quality sound. You will never get static interferences while listening to over 100 radio channels. The idea behind digital radio has appeared in 1992, when the United States Federal Communications Commission granted a spectrum of the S band (the 2.3 GHz frequency) for Digital Audio Radio Service. The license to broadcast in that band was allocated to Sirius digital Radio and XM digital Radio in 1997. Now there are three companies that provide digital radio in the world: Sirius and XM in Northern America and WorldSpace in Asia, Europe and Africa.

 

Each of these companies offer different broadcasting systems, since the radio signal of each is proprietary. This means that you will have to buy different hardware depending on your subscription to one of these companies. However, there are three components common to all digital radio services: the digitals, the ground repeaters and the radio receivers.

headphones-iconThe introduction of digital radio has been one of the biggest innovations in recent FM broadcasting history. This radio signal can be heard at a distances of thirty five thousand kilometers and beyond.

That is more that twenty two miles with a clear reception, no static and more than one hundred stations to listen to. The inception of this concept was 1992 when the Federal Communications Commissions gave up the S band on the  radio wave spectrum (2.3 GHz) to Digital Audio Radio Service. The companies that were initially given a license to broadcast on this spectrum were XM digital Radio and Sirius digital Radio. Currently, there are three digital radio services broadcasting around the world: XM and Sirius in North America and WorldSpace in Europe, Asia and Africa.

headphones-iconAny song you hear on satellite radio stars as a recording in a specific format on different recording mediums. IN most cases, the recording quality has to be maintained fairly high, usually around 384kb/s, while also being reasonably small enough to be transported on CDs and DVDs. The music tracks used in satellite radio are cataloged using a similar system to the MP3 cataloging criteria, the ID3 tags. The choice for the music tracks that will be played is made by each channel individually. The DJ selecting the tracks usually chooses about 20-30 minutes worth of music. The DJ has to listen to the tracks to make sure they are in proper condition and then simply lets the computer decode the original file. The same thing is repeated once the initial 20-30 minutes are exhausted and the music playing cycle repeats itself.

 

Sound encoding in satellite radio

Encoding is one of the key elements of digital radio. Each channel is handled by a different encoder. The encoder basically takes the analog file and turns it into a digital one. The digitalization process is made in real time and the music files are transformed into 1′s and 0′s.

Three police officers in Dallas were killed and seven others were wounded on Thursday night, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said in a statement. Brown said two snipers shot the 10 from elevated positions during a protest. Two officers are in surgery and three are in critical condition. No suspects were in custody.

[Previous story, posted at 11:35 p.m. ET]

One Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer has been fatally shot during a protest over shootings by police of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, the agency tweeted.

Three other DART officers were also shot. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening, DART said.

The shooting happened as protests were underway about two blocks from Dealey Plaza. Video showed the crowd suddenly sprinting away.

CNN affiliate KTVT reported that two Dallas officers were shot. CNN could not immediately confirm that information and it’s not clear if they were referring to the DART officers.

Witness Clarissa Myles said she was eating at McDonalds when the chaos began.

“Everyone was screaming, people were running,” she said. “I saw at least probably 30 shots go off.”

“I was walking next to the officer who was helping with the protest, all of a sudden I saw six to eight shots,” one witness told the station. “It looked like two officers went down.”

Another witness who was at the protest told the station he heard multiple gunshots.

“Whoever was shooting had an assault rifle — and I know guns. The shots were in rapid succession,” the witness said.

Video showed numerous police officers crouching behind vehicles. Others approached a location holding protective shields.

Protests across the country

The shootings occurred as Americans across the nation vented their anger over the police killings of two black men in two days.

They chanted outside the governor’s residence in St. Paul, Minnesota, miles from the spot where an officer killed Philando Castile in a car on Wednesday while a 4-year-old girl sat in the back seat.
Crowds milled in the streets outside the convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where Alton Sterling was fatally shot while police grappled with him in a parking lot Tuesday.

Protesters briefly shut down the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. In New York, 1,000 people marched down Fifth Avenue and a few scuffled with police officers.

They all came out to vent their rage at yet more slayings of black men at the hands of police officers.

“We are targets!” LaRhonda Talley said in an impassioned speech in Minnesota about the danger of being black in America. “We made it across the (Atlantic). We made it to freedom and you’re still killing us. You’re still hanging us from trees. You’re still killing us! Our lives matter!”

Beyoncé pays tribute to slain men

The mighty also raised their voices.

President Obama talked about the shootings, saying “This is not just a black issue.” Democrats came out as a group onto the steps of Congress to show their support for the victims.

Beyoncé, one of the most famous American pop stars, posted a message on her website, saying “It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing us.'” The singer provided a link for fans to contact their congressmen.

Virtually every major city reported a gathering of some sort. Little violence was reported, but many tears were shed.

Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, told a crowd gathered outside J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School in St. Paul, where Castile worked, that somebody “needed to police the police.”

“It was my son today but it could be yours tomorrow,” she said. “This has to cease. This has to stop, right now.”

She also urged an economic boycott to bring attention to the killings of black men. “The only thing they know is money,” she said.

Protesters in New York.

Captured on video

As has become the horrible norm, both killings were captured on video and posted online, helping the outrage spread across the country at lightning speed.

The shooting of Castile was remarkable — and heartbreaking — because it was live-streamed by his fiancee, who calmly narrated the action and showed viewers the dying man groaning and bleeding in the front seat.

Castile, a school food services worker, was shot in Falcon Heights, outside Minneapolis, when a police officer pulled him over because of a broken taillight, said his fiancee, Diamond Reynolds, who was in the car with Castile, along with her 4-year-old daughter.

“He let the officer know that he had a firearm and he was reaching for his wallet and the officer just shot him in his arm,” Reynolds said as she broadcast the Wednesday evening shooting on Facebook. Later she says, “Oh God, please don’t tell me my boyfriend is dead.”

In interviews throughout the day, Reynolds complained that other officers responding to the scene were more concerned about the officer who fired the shots than Castile.

A woman rings the doorbell at the gate of the governor's mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota.

‘We need justice out here’

As news of Castile’s killing spread, a crowd formed at Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s residence and grew throughout the day. Many ethnic groups were represented, including Aztec dancers who said they wanted to show the diversity of the community.

Among the protesters was Michael House, who said he grew up in the same neighborhood with Castile.

“I’m here because my longtime friend got killed by a police officer and we need justice out here,” he said.

Sterling, 37, was killed Tuesday outside the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge, where he regularly sold CDs and DVDs, earning the nickname “The CD man.”

A source close to the investigation told CNN that problems started when a homeless man approached Sterling on Tuesday and asked for money, becoming so persistent that Sterling showed him his gun, the source said. “I told you to leave me alone,” Sterling told the man, according to the source.

The homeless man called 911 and police arrived at the store. Sterling was tackled and taken to the ground, the video shows, and during the scuffle he was shot several times by police.

Protesters block traffic and dance on cars near the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge.

A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN that the officers pulled a gun from Sterling’s body at the scene. No further details were provided on the type of firearm.

The convenience store quickly became the site of protests. Tokens, flowers and signs piled up in a makeshift memorial. Protesters chanted “Hands up, don’t shoot,” the line made famous in the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, about two years ago.

A prayer vigil was held at a church. A minister urged anybody who carried a weapon to take it out of the sanctuary and store it in their car.

In New York, about 1,000 people marched up Fifth Avenue toward Union Square chanting “Black lives matter!”

They didn’t have a permit, but police said they would allow the march to continue as long as it remained peaceful. Video later showed police scuffling with a few protesters but it wasn’t known if anybody was arrested.

CNN’s Sara Ganim contributed to this report.

Hillary Clinton is launching a concerted effort to pull that image apart, beginning with highlighting quotes from 2006 and 2007 where the real estate mogul speculated he could cash in on a housing market crash. The message is simple: Trump is pretending to be a defender of middle class Americans when in fact, he has sought to personally benefit from their losses.

In an audiobook produced for Trump University 10 years ago, Trump, asked about predictions of a forthcoming housing market crash, responded: “I sort of hope that happens because then, people like me would go in and buy.”

Trump added: “If there is a bubble burst, as they call it, you know you can make a lot of money.”

At a campaign rally Tuesday, Clinton accused Trump of wishing for a financial crash so that he could “make some money for himself.”

“He said ‘I sort of hope that happens.’ He actually said that,” Clinton said. “And now he says he wants to roll back the financial regulations that we have imposed on Wall Street to let them run wild again. Well I will tell you what — you and I together, we’re not going to let him.”

The attacks recall the 2012 election, where President Barack Obama and Democrats relentlessly went after GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s work in private equity. Obama and his surrogates sought to paint Romney as a wealthy and out-of-touch businessman who struck profitable business deals even at the expense of middle class jobs.

Trump defended his business record in a statement Tuesday.

“I am a businessman and I have made a lot of money in down markets, in some cases as much as I’ve made when markets are good,” he said. “Frankly, this is the kind of thinking our country needs — understanding how to get a good result out of a very bad and sad situation. Politicians have no idea how to do this — they don’t have a clue. I will create jobs, bring back companies and not make it easy for companies to leave. If they do, they will fully understand that there will be consequences. Our jobs market will flourish.”

The housing market crashed in 2008, setting off a devastating financial crisis that wrecked the livelihoods of millions of Americans. Years later, plenty of voters across the country feel that they never fully recovered, and have flocked to anti-establishment, populist candidates like Trump and Sanders this year.

With the general election still more than five months away, the Clinton campaign is testing out a range of political attacks against Trump including on his controversial rhetoric and his foreign policy views. Last week, Clinton questioned Trump’s eligibility to be president, telling CNN’s Chris Cuomo: “He is not qualified to be president of the United States.”

Trump managed to maintain his popularity throughout the campaign despite making public statements that would have seriously damaged most other politicians. Trump has referred to some Mexicans coming into the United States as criminals and rapists; mocked Sen. John McCain’s captivity in the Vietnam War, saying: “I like people that weren’t captured”; and made questionable comments about women including then-presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

The housing crisis quotes are an attack Clinton’s campaign hopes can work in swing states such as Florida, Ohio and Nevada. Multiple members unleashed their criticism on the House floor on Tuesday.

Nevada Rep. Dina Titus lamented the devastation in Las Vegas after the housing crash, and had this to say to the presumptive GOP nominee: “Keep your short fingers out of the Nevada housing market.”

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan also weighed in, saying, “Shame on you, Mr. Trump. You are supposed to be rooting for the American people not rooting against them.”

Clinton’s surrogates will continue going after Trump on the issue in six battleground states through a series of press calls, statements and events, according to campaign aides. The campaign also highlighted a 2007 interview in which Trump said he was “excited” at the prospect of soft real estate markets. “People have been talking about the end of the cycle for 12 years, and I’m excited if it is,” he told the Toronto Globe and Mail. “I’ve always made more money in bad markets than in good markets.”

In a call with reporters Tuesday, Tampa, Florida, Mayor Bob Buckhorn said Trump’s comments were “shameful” and “disqualifying.”

“I don’t know how you make America great again when you root for it to fail so you can make a quick buck,” Buckhorn said.

The Democratic National Committee also jumped on the newly surfaced remarks from Trump on the housing market. In a press release accusing Trump of having “cheered on” the collapse of the housing market, the DNC noted that the crash was devastating to minorities like Hispanics and African-Americans.

“Donald Trump’s lack of concern for the economic well-being of hard-working families shows that he doesn’t have the judgment and temperament to occupy the Oval Office,” wrote DNC spokesperson Luis Miranda.

She sang “1944,” a song about the deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union on orders of Josef Stalin. Her performance also was considered a strong rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s 2014 military push into Ukraine, according to European media reports. Russia annexed Crimea.

Russian state media this week called the song anti-Russian; Moscow said it violated Eurovision rules.

Contest officials ruled the song didn’t breach rules preventing “lyrics, speeches or gestures of a political or similar nature.”

Jamala, whose full name is Susana Jamaladynova, told Ukraine Today in February that she wrote the song because she was inspired by a story her great-grandmother told her about the deportation of her family and others in Crimea.

“I would prefer that all these terrible things did not happen to my great-grandmother, and I would even prefer if this song did not exist,” the tearful competitor told reporters after the competition.

Stalin accused the Tatars of collaborating with the Germans during World War II, according to Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Jamala said that the composition is about all people who are victims of past tragedies. She prepared for the contest by listening to the soundtrack from the Holocaust movie “Schindler’s List.” Jamala said she hopes her song will have the same power as the movie’s music.

When strangers are coming /

They come to your house /

They kill you all /

and say, We’re not guilty, not guilty /

Where is your mind? /

Humanity cries /

You think you are gods /

But everyone dies /

Don’t swallow my soul /

There is no specific mention of Russia or its rulers.

Jamala told the UK’s Guardian newspaper this week in a phone interview that she had not been home since Moscow’s intervention.

“Of course, it’s about 2014 as well,” she told the newspaper. “These two years have added so much sadness to my life.”

“I really want peace and love to everyone,” Jamala said as she accepted the winner’s trophy. Later, at the news conference, she said: “I was sure that if you sing, if you talk about truth, it can really touch people. And I was right.”

Eurovision is the longest-running international TV song contest. It was held this year in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dami Im of Australia finished second after getting high marks from the professional judges.

Australia’s Dami Im won the most points (320) from the jury panels of professionals in 42 countries participating in the voting, but didn’t get enough points from the viewer call-in votes and finished second.

Russia’s Sergey Lazarev finished third.

Next year’s contest will be held in Ukraine, thanks to Jamala’s victory.

CNN’s Matthew Chance in Moscow and Lonzo Cook, Samantha Beech and Bijan Hosseini contributed to this report.

For more than two months, most Pyongyang citizens have been expected to rise early and go to bed late. Sometimes they go without sleep at all, so they can fully maximize productivity during the “70-day battle” — a nationwide call to action by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The grueling hours are part of a massive state-mandated drive to prepare Pyongyang for a once-in-a-generation political gathering that begins Friday.

To say the upcoming 7th Congress of Workers’ Party is a big deal is putting it mildly. It’s the highest political gathering that can be held in the country.

The last time it was hosted in 1980, Kim Il Sung, North Korea’s founder and President, elevated his son Kim Jong Il to No. 2 in the party, solidifying his position as successor.

This time around, there is speculation the current supreme leader, believed to be in his 30s, could move away from his father’s “military first” ideology and reinforce his own creed of simultaneous nuclear and economic development.

However, North Korean officials insist the congress is simply a continuation of Kim Jong Il’s “revolutionary philosophy” of “single hearted unity” in which there is a “blood kinship” between the leadership, the party and the people.

Hyon Un Mi, who works as a guide at the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang, said she hasn’t taken a single day off in the 70-day lead-up to the congress. When she’s not giving tours, Hyon works with a crew refurbishing the nearby Kim Il Sung Stadium. And she’s overjoyed to do it, she told me.

“We the Korean people think our leader Kim Jong Un is just like our father, just like our mother. And so we trust him and we do our best for building a thriving country,” Hyon said.

Nuclear concerns

The congress is also likely to see Marshal Kim, as the supreme leader is known, announce the continuation of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. It’s a major reason why many South Korean and U.S. government officials believe a fifth nuclear test could be imminent — either before or during the congress.
Kim ordered what was claimed to be a hydrogen bomb test on the same week of his birthday in January. It was followed a month later by a satellite launch, which led the United States and its allies to push for a new round of strong sanctions aimed at halting the regime’s nuclear and missile programs.
In the last few weeks, North Korea has attempted to launch two midrange missiles, both of which are believed to have failed. The government also touted the launch of a missile from a submarine.

Eyes of the world

If the North does conduct another nuclear test, the eyes of the world will be watching. Hundreds of international journalists are here to cover the upcoming congress — a larger number than is usually invited for major events in this nation with a reputation for secrecy.

Driving through Pyongyang from the airport to our hotel, we encountered a kind of spring cold front that makes you want to run inside and grab a winter blanket. Yet thousands of people in formal attire were hunched under umbrellas, standing in sideways rain in Kim Il Sung Square — named for North Korea’s founding father, who still holds the title of “eternal president” 22 years after his death.

Apparently they were rehearsing some type of highly choreographed, group display of public devotion to the leadership. And skipping rehearsal isn’t an option in a country known for supersize parades to mark major events.

Despite talk of heightened security, we passed through a single checkpoint on the 20-minute drive from the airport to the hotel downtown.

As with any reporting trip to North Korea, we were under the constant supervision of government escorts and could never travel freely. Journalists are rarely allowed outside Pyongyang, where defectors have claimed that life is often a daily struggle — with limited food, scarce power and outdated faming and hospital equipment.

Out on the streets, people could be seen hanging banners, sweeping sidewalks and planting flowers ahead of the congress. Student bands played patriotic tunes to lift the spirits of citizens and encourage them to work harder.

Shortly after he took power, Kim Jong Un pledged to improve people’s living standards. He has since overseen construction of a long list of public amenities, including a water park, equestrian center, opulent nursery and pediatric hospital.

Critics of the government have long claimed these luxuries are reserved only for the most trusted North Koreans, who are privileged enough to live in the showpiece capital.

This didn’t appear to be the case in the parts of Pyongyang we were allowed to see. The city’s skyline was surprisingly well-lit at night. People had smartphones and flat-screen televisions.

At a new Pyongyang department store, I met a primary school teacher named Kim Song Rim, who was dressed to the nines in colorful, modern clothing — likely imported from China.

Her 2-year-old son wore an outfit far sharper than anything I had at that age. I asked her if everyone in North Korea lives the way she does.

“Yes, simply look around,” she said. “We are all equal here.”