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Instagram Now Lets You Mute Posts, a Gift to Frenemies Everywhere Instagram Now Lets You Mute Posts, a Gift to Frenemies Everywhere

They’re a bit late to the party, but Instagram has finally answered our prayers by adding a mute feature to its main feed. According to an announcement made by the company this morning, users will be able to hide posts in their feed from accounts that they still want to follow but don’t want to see any content…

Chrome Is Changing How It Mutes Autoplaying Videos—Again Chrome Is Changing How It Mutes Autoplaying Videos—Again

Google’s quest to kill autoplay videos with sound has been a confusing ride over the last year. But last month, Chrome finally went all the way and started muting autoplaying videos on sites by default. Now, Google is changing the way its mute system works... again.

Duncan Jones on Mute's Connection to Moon and What Comes Next Duncan Jones on Mute's Connection to Moon and What Comes Next

On the surface, Duncan Jones’ new movie Mute is a singular thing. It’s a movie with its own characters, setting, and story. But when you’re watching it, you might notice something weird: A link to one of Jones’ other movies. And that was very much on purpose.

Mute Is an Excellent Film Noir That Just Happens to Be Set in a Cyberpunk World Mute Is an Excellent Film Noir That Just Happens to Be Set in a Cyberpunk World

A scifi tale by virtue of its setting, but an old-school film noir at heart thanks to its story, Mute is a puzzle with eccentric pieces that eventually all fit together—perhaps a bit too neatly, given its fondness for jagged edges. But its love of sleazy neon and some unusual themes do much to make up for its…

Director Duncan Jones Explains How Mute Suddenly Became a Scifi Film Director Duncan Jones Explains How Mute Suddenly Became a Scifi Film

There are two huge scifi movies coming from fan favorite directors this weekend. One you’ll have to head to theaters to see: Alex Garland’s Annihilation. The other—the long-awaited, highly-anticipated Mute, directed by Duncan Jones—is arriving on Netflix.

Duncan Jones Makes an Exciting Return to Scifi With Mute, and Here's the First Trailer Duncan Jones Makes an Exciting Return to Scifi With Mute, and Here's the First Trailer

Filmmaker Duncan Jones has been teasing fans about his passion project, Mute, for years. Well today, right now in fact, you can finally watch its trailer.

Check Out The First Footage From Duncan Jones's Mute, Coming to Netflix February 23rd Check Out The First Footage From Duncan Jones's Mute, Coming to Netflix February 23rd

Mute, Duncan Jones’s long-awaited followup to Moon, is a moody take on a futuristic Berlin. And now we can see it in motion.

Google Finally Lets You Mute Autoplay Videos In Chrome—Here’s How Google Finally Lets You Mute Autoplay Videos In Chrome—Here’s How

For several months, Google has teased some updates for Chrome that aim to make surfing the web slightly less annoying. And on Thursday, Chrome developers announced that you can now update your browser and choose to mute those annoying autoplay videos on websites. The update, Chrome 64 beta, also prevents malicious…

io9's Guide to All the Movies You Give a Damn About in 2017 io9's Guide to All the Movies You Give a Damn About in 2017

The movies of 2017 are a truly star-studded bunch. There’s Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, Thor and Wonder Woman. King Kong, the Gunslinger, Power Rangers. Luke Skywalker, Peter Quill and Jason Voorhees. The return of Rick Deckard, Jack Sparrow, and Optimus Prime. The list goes on and on—so to help you keep track of…

Our First Look at the Neon Noir World of Duncan Jones' New Movie Mute Our First Look at the Neon Noir World of Duncan Jones' New Movie Mute

And if you think the Blade Runner-esque neon aesthetic is great, wait till you get a load of Paul Rudd’s mustache.

Another Marvel Hero Is Confirmed For The Defenders Another Marvel Hero Is Confirmed For The Defenders

J.J. Abrams says the Portal movie is still happening. Another familiar face is confirmed for Arrow’s hundredth episode. Plus, new Doctor Strange footage, and Duncan Jones’ Mute is heading to Netflix. Spoilers Now!

Duncan Jones' Scifi Film Mute Links To Moon... Somehow Duncan Jones' Scifi Film Mute Links To Moon... Somehow

Mute is the title of a movie director Duncan Jones has been talking about for some time. Since 2009, to be exact. Well, it turns out he’s finally going to start shooting the film next week—and in announcing so, he revealed a curious nugget.

Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd Have Been Cast In Duncan Jones' Mute Alexander Skarsgard and Paul Rudd Have Been Cast In Duncan Jones' Mute

Casting news just dropped for director Duncan Jones’ new science fiction thriller, and it’s two of our favorite fantastical leading men. Plus we’ve got a Mute synopsis. Deep breaths.

Duncan Jones Is Fighting To Film His Passion Project, Mute Duncan Jones Is Fighting To Film His Passion Project, Mute

Mute is one of those passion films that directors want to make. Duncan Jones has been talking about it ever since his fantastic film Moon came out, and it looks like he’s still fighting to make it happen.

Duncan Jones Wants To Make Two Warcraft Sequels  Duncan Jones Wants To Make Two Warcraft Sequels 

Speaking at the Legendary booth during San Diego Comic-Con this evening, director Duncan Jones revealed Warcraft is about 10 VFX shots from being complete, he’s confident it’s good, and would love to come back to direct a sequel. Maybe even two.

Facebook Needs a Real Mute Button Facebook Needs a Real Mute Button

Sick of seeing all the ice bucket challenge videos on Facebook? Too bad, my friend, you're stuck with them until the end of time. That is, until Facebook creates the one option it needs most: A real mute button.

Do We Finally Know the Name of a New Star Wars Character? Do We Finally Know the Name of a New Star Wars Character?

Joss Whedon says Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are "Team Ultron." Get the first look at Jack Black playing R.L. Stine in Goosebumps. And what under-the-radar projects do Guillermo del Toro and Duncan Jones have in the pipeline? Plus, all the details of Once Upon a Time's take on Frozen and new Doctor Who set photos.

Giant Smashable Mute Button Silences Commercials With a Vengeance Giant Smashable Mute Button Silences Commercials With a Vengeance

At some point in your life you're going to reach the stage where A) you can't stand to listen to the horrible drivel and jingles spewed forth by TV commercials and B) your failing eyesight and dexterity will make it nigh impossible to find the mute button on your remote before your show returns. So the Smash Mute…

How to Avoid Spoilers on Twitter How to Avoid Spoilers on Twitter

Along with propagating inane hashtags like #NameYourDickAfterAMovie*, Twitter is also horribly ruthless when it comes to spoiling movies and TV shows. To prevent an unwelcome spoiler, you have to basically abstain from Twitter when a show like Breaking Bad comes on or when a big movie like The Dark Knight Rises comes…

How to Shut Up the Celebrities You Hate on TV How to Shut Up the Celebrities You Hate on TV

Michele Bachmann. Sarah Palin. Justin Bieber. Donal Trump. Twilight. Two and a Half Men. What do all these things have in common? They annoy the soul out of me, yet they're always on TV. Thankfully, we can shut them up.

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