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Chore apps were meant to make mothers' lives easier. They often don't

13 days ago   |   By Technology Review

A few years ago, Jamie Gravell needed help. She was working full time as a research assistant while finishing her dissertation, her son had just turned two, and the housework was piling up, even after she'd repeatedly asked her husband to do more. So she downloaded Cozi. It's one example of an increasingly popular solution: chore apps designed to help families split housework more fairly. Gravell's hope was that her husband would do more to lighten her load without her having to keep asking.
It was a disaster. “It doesn't solve the problem: that you're nagging someone else or parenting...
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The Download: Unhelpful chore apps, and bitcoin's plummeting value

The Download: Unhelpful chore apps, and bitcoin's plummeting value

13 days ago   |   By Technology Review

This is today's edition of The Download , our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what's going on in the world of technology.
Chore apps were meant to make mothers' lives easier. They often don't.
A few years ago, Jamie Gravell needed help. She was working full time while finishing her dissertation, her son had just turned two, and the housework was piling up, even after she'd repeatedly asked her husband to do more. So she downloaded Cozi. It's one example of an increasingly popular solution: chore apps designed to help families split housework more fairly. Gravell's hope was...
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