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As you know from my post last week about texting while driving, I'm a bit committed to making sure that NO ONE EVER texts while driving. Well, today's Cool Site of the Day is Rode Dog, an app that promises to prevent texting while driving. This app came about when an 11-year old, Victoria Walker, won a hackathon and was awarded $20,000 by AT&T to develop the app. Here's her story. The app is not yet available in the App Store but you should visit their home page anyway and put your name on the notification list. See it and rate it here on the day

Tech giant Apple is worth a lot of cash. In addition to being the largest publicly traded company on the U.S. stock market, its 2011 sales were worth $128 billion — more than 160 different nations’ gross domestic products. This Best Computer Science Degrees infographic compares Apple’s massive reach to things around it in the world. For example, you could lay all of the 56.4 million iPads that are projected to sell in 2012 back and forth between the east and west coast and still have plenty left over. Meanwhile, nearly as many iOS devices were sold in the U.S. in 2008 as cars — 200

Shoot panoramic video -  Dot™ is a stylish and durable lens attachment that snaps onto your iPhone 4 and lets you shoot 360° panoramic videos from the palm of your hand. As you watch the video, click and move your mouse. VERY cool. Visit the Kogeto website for more info. PLEASE RATE THIS SITE: If you’re seeing this on January 2, click the ‘See Today’s Site‘  link and give it a rating from 1-10. Mike

This Will BLOW Your Mind - Share widely--your friends will thank you for the education. 3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes. In a word: SICK! If you’re seeing this on December 16, click the ‘See Today’s Site‘  link and give it a rating from 1-10. Mike

Keep sensitive info out of your chat logs & email - I got a nice email reply from my wife after she opened the secret message I sent her (hint, hint). Bottom line: when you send people passwords and private links via email or chat, there are copies of that information stored in many places. If you use a one-time link instead, the information exists for a single viewing which means it can't be read by someone else later. This allows you to send sensitive information in a safe way knowing it's seen by one person only. Think of it like a self-destructing message.