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Weird Tech: Steve Jobs hires OJ as hitman

Princess Diana, the United Auto Workers and Cinderella's Castle also feature in the inmate's complaint
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Steve Jobs employed OJ Simpson as a "hitman", price-gouged the Apple iPhone and cloned Dolly the sheep in 1997. That's if recent charges filed against him by a South Carolina prison inmate are anything to go by.

Naturally the claims have been dismissed, with US District Judge Gregory Presnell rather eloquently saying: "The whole thing reads like a cross between Billy Joel's 'We Didn't Start the Fire' and a Dr. Bronner's soap label, if Dr. Bronner had been a first-year law student with untreated paranoid schizophrenia."

Apple Insider got its clutches on a handwritten copy of the rest of accusations - which get progressively more outlandish - check them out here.

Thieves rob Godfather director

Thieves in Argentina have stolen a computer containing the script for Godfather and Apocalypse Now director Francis Ford Coppola's new film, Tetro. Starring Matt Damon, filming is due to begin next February, the BBC reported. A reward has been offered for the return of the computer.

Let's hope the thieves realise what's inside the computer and act accordingly - rather than using it to, say, smuggle heroin through airports. Or something.

But it seems it's been a bit of a week for theft. Cyclist Lee Simmons pedalled 5,000 miles across the world - only to have his bike stolen when he returned home to Barnsley, according to The Sun. Having endured bandits and being left unlocked in slums, the bike was stolen from a garage back home in South Yorkshire.

We've got a particularly special gadget for you this week. Announcing... the Mpion player - a portable "zit-zapper" and mp3 player in one. Would you believe it? Whether you're in the office or bedroom, the "ion mode" will deep cleanse your face while playing 32 of your favourite tracks. You heard it here first, folks: "while relaxing, skin care is possible".

And finally...

Yep, he's done it again. Steve Smith, aka Zune tattoo nutter, has emerged with a third Zune tattoo proudly displayed across his shoulder reading: "Welcome to the social". Truly an inspiration to us all.

Julia Sagar
Content director, special projects

Julia specialises in ecommerce at Future. For the last four years, she’s split her time between leading TechRadar’s crack team of deal editors - covering all the biggest sales of the year including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day - and helping the audiences of Future’s consumer tech and lifestyle brands (TechRadar, Tom's Guide, T3, Marie Claire, Woman & Home and more) find the best products and services for their needs and budget.


A former editor of global design website Creative Bloq, she has over 15 years’ experience in online and print journalism, and was part of the team that launched TechRadar way back in the day. When she isn't reviewing mattresses (she’s tested more than she cares to remember), or sharing tips on how to save money in the latest sales, she can usually be found writing about anything from green energy to graphic design.