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Danny Boyle 'in talks' to direct Steve Jobs movie

Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle is in talks with Sony Pictures to direct a movie about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, with Leonardo DiCaprio tipped to star in the title role.

The pair could reunite, according to The Hollywood Reporter, after working together in 2000 on The Beach.

(File photo) Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs in 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

The movie is the second about the late Apple co-founder, who died in 2011 at the age of 56 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Computers stolen from the late Steve Jobs' home

The home of the late Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, has been burgled, with thieves taking over $60,000 in computers and personal possessions from the house in Palo Alto, California.

Steve Jobs during his unveiling of the iPhone 4, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco 06/10/2011. Credit: Reuters

The San Jose Mercury News reports that police have arrested Kariem McFarlin, 35. He has been charged with household burglary and selling stolen goods. He is currently in prison and his bail of $500,000 has been set, ahead of an August 20 hearing.

Santa Clara County prosecutor Tom Flattery refuses to confirm whether or not the goods taken from the home on July 17 belonged to Jobs or any of his family.

Jobs died in 2011 aged 56. The prosecutor says McFarlin was probably not aware of the home's famous connections.

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First Apple home computer to be sold at auction

An Apple I computer, created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976, is estimated to fetch between $120,000 and $180,000 when it goes up for auction at Sotheby's later this month.

The computer is a rare working example of the first Apple computer with the original cassette interface, operating manuals and rare BASIC Users' Manual.

The Apple 1 heralded the start of the personal computing revolution by allowing users to type letters on a keyboard rather than through a panel of lights and switches.

The item was sold for $666.66 but did not include the monitor, keyboard, power supply or case that makes up the modern computer.

There are thought to be fewer than 50 of these computers in existence, and only six are known to be in working condition.