Too busy to clean your house or do your laundry? Outsource some of your domestic tasks through some clever new apps and websites. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports her recommendations in the Tech Minute.
With claims of unique functionality, are these modern vacuums innovative, or just plain gimmicky?
You Rules Chores for iOS turns the weekly chore chart into a game, pitting kid against kid in a bloodthirsty battle to do the most work! Well, maybe not bloodthirsty.
"No Dinner, Mo' Problems." A standard to-do list looks a lot less daunting when written like a GTA mission.
The Samsung WF431 High Capacity Washer with PowerFoam Technology and Vibration Reduction Technology mixes detergent, water, and air together to create foam. Designed to reduce the burden of doing laundry, the washer has several time-saving operation modes.
New iPhone app promises to pay you a few bucks here and there to fill out surveys, take photos, and do various other bits of legwork.
Did you remember to clean the gutters? Replace the baking soda? Change out the water filter? This flawed but handy app sends e-mail and SMS reminders.
We unveil the MMORPG to end all MMORPGs: Chore Wars--Cleaning the kitchen has never been so epic. Also, iPhone comes to Canada!
Handipoints lets parents set a list of tasks for their child, like washing the dishes, and kids have some fun online in the process.
Game developer Jane McGonigal presented "Chore Wars" at the Web 2.0 Summit recently; game gives users "experience" points for various household chores.