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Bored with chores? These ambitious vacs promise new features (pictures)

With claims of unique functionality, are these modern vacuums innovative, or just plain gimmicky?

12 Images By Jun. 25, 2014


Kids won't do chores? There's an app for that

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.

By Oct. 28, 2011


Chore list gets Grand Theft Auto spin

"No Dinner, Mo' Problems." A standard to-do list looks a lot less daunting when written like a GTA mission.

By Oct. 13, 2011


Foaming washer for easy chores

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.

By Jul. 13, 2011


Field Agent for iPhone pays you to do chores

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.

By Apr. 20, 2010


HouseKeeper app reminds you to do forgotten chores

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.

By Feb. 5, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 713: Chore Wars--The Cleanening

We unveil the MMORPG to end all MMORPGs: Chore Wars--Cleaning the kitchen has never been so epic. Also, iPhone comes to Canada!

By Apr. 29, 2008


Kids earn online points for real-world chores

Handipoints lets parents set a list of tasks for their child, like washing the dishes, and kids have some fun online in the process.

By Apr. 3, 2008


'Chore Wars,' where 'World of Warcraft' meets toilet cleaner

Game developer Jane McGonigal presented "Chore Wars" at the Web 2.0 Summit recently; game gives users "experience" points for various household chores.

By Oct. 19, 2007


It's war! (on your chores)

Do battle against your chores, and others with Chore Wars, an online game to help make chores more bearable.

By Jul. 25, 2007