Briefly: 2013's Best Cosplayers, Military Stuff-Ups, BMW i3 Hands-On

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: hilarious military failures caught on video, the best cosplay creations of 2013, behind the wheel of BMW's futuristic i3 hatchback.

  • This really made me giggle. Some roguish rapscallion with an Xbox One has created the gamertag “Xbox Sign 0ut”. Thanks to the magic of Kinect, this causes other gamers to automatically sign out of their consoles whenever they utter his name in multiplayer matches. Sheer, evil genius. You can watch the video here.
  • Whatever your stance on warfare might be, it can't be denied that this video compilation of military cock-ups is pretty damn funny. Well, apart from the scary warzone stuff, obviously.
  • Some people like to play video games. Other people like to dress up as their favourite characters in painstakingly designed costumes. Here's the cream of the crop from 2013, courtesy of Kotaku.
  • CES is still in full swing over in Las Vegas. Alongside the various gadgets is the occasional car manufacturer showing of its latest wares. Gizmodo was lucky enough to get behind a BMW i3 today; an all-electric hatchback boasting a 125kW motor which produces 250Nm of torque that can reach a top speed of 150km/h. Click here to read Gizmodo's first impressions.

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