It was another heady week in the tech world, with Apple announcing their new OSes and a new coding language, while Stephen Colbert joined the chorus of critics decrying Amazon for boycotting Hachette because one of the company’s books was especially critical of the web retailer. Meanwhile, Michigan is building a fake town for self-driving cars, someone faked an axe murder on Google Maps, and human genetics helped an Italian murderer get a reduced sentence. To catch you up on all the wildness, here are nine tech stories from this week you might have missed but definitely shouldn’t have. 

Michael Thomsen is Complex's tech columnist. He has written for Slate, The Atlantic, The New Inquiry, n+1, Billboard, and is author of Levitate the Primate: Handjobs, Internet Dating, and Other Issues for Men. He tweets often at @mike_thomsen.