“The Street View project has become a way for Kenny to visit places that she could never go to herself — the more remote, the better.” From The New Yorker: An Agoraphobic Photographer’s Virtual Travels, on Google Street View.

+ As its 10th birthday celebration kicks into gear, here’s a look at how the iPhone changed the world, in 10 charts. Tired of iPhone at 10 stories? Here’s one about Ratatouille at 10.

+ The mere presence of one’s own smartphone reduces available cognitive capacity. (At this point, I don’t even need the phone to be present. I feel phantom vibrations beneath my pocket whether it’s there or not.)

+ The Economist breaks down how people around the world pronounce the word GIF, including both those who use the soft G, and those who pronounce it correctly.