Romain Dillet

Romain Dillet is a writer at TechCrunch.

Originally from France, Romain attended EMLYON Business School, a leading French business school specialized in entrepreneurship. He covers many things from mobile apps with great design to fashion, Apple, AI and complex tech achievements. He also speaks at major tech conferences. He likes pop culture more than anything in the world.

He now lives in Paris when he’s not on the road. He used to live in New York and loved it.

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  • Verst is a blogging platform with all the optimization tools you need

    Verst is a blogging platform with all the optimization tools you need

    Meet Verst, a brand new product from the company that brought you DWNLD. It’s a blogging platform like WordPress or Squarespace, but will all the optimization and analytics tools you need to optimize your traffic and revenue. “It's really difficult to consistently monetize on the web,” CEO AJ Frank told me. “Overall it's a web publishing product that has a… Read More

  • The Xbox Game Pass is a $9.99 Spotify-like game subscription

    The Xbox Game Pass is a $9.99 Spotify-like game subscription

    Having free games with Xbox Live Gold was one thing, but Microsoft wants to go one step further. The company is launching a new service called the Xbox Game Pass. It’s a library of more than 100 games that you can download and play for a monthly subscription of $9.99. The feature isn’t live yet, but the company already announced some names so that the company can start beta… Read More

  • Peugeot’s Instinct concept car has active driving and autonomous modes

    Peugeot’s Instinct concept car has active driving and autonomous modes

    Some concept cars aren’t really cars and stop at the concept part. But Peugeot’s new Instinct concept car has a couple of interesting ideas. In particular, the interior will change depending on the driving mode (active driving or self-driving). Peugeot unveiled the car at MWC today in Barcelona. I generally hate concept cars are they are mostly unimplementable designs that… Read More

  • Live from Samsung’s 2017 MWC press conference

    Live from Samsung’s 2017 MWC press conference

    A very happy Mobile World Congress to you and yours. The world’s largest smartphone show is still a couple of days from its official kick off, but there’s plenty of news to be had this weekend. Samsung will be taking the stage tonight in Barcelona to show off – well, not the Galaxy S8. That much we seemingly know for sure. The company announced a few weeks back that… Read More

  • Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here

    Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here

    Samsung’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is happening today. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST). You can also check out our liveblog to get our commentary on Samsung’s news. Last year, the company unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. While Samsung said that the Galaxy S8 isn’t just ready yet, you can still expect a bunch of new… Read More

  • Watch HMD unveil the Nokia 3310 live right here

    Watch HMD unveil the Nokia 3310 live right here

    HMD is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona to showcase some of its first Nokia-branded phones. The conference starts at 4:30 PM CET (3:30 PM GMT, 10:30 AM EST). Get ready for the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, two new smartphones under the Nokia brand. But, let’s be honest, I’m more excited about the Nokia 3310. Rumor has it that HMD is going to reboot the legendary device and sell… Read More

  • The LG G6 has a built-in Frontback feature

    The LG G6 has a built-in Frontback feature

    Oh boy, I miss Frontback. The mobile app created an interesting photo format with two square-ish pictures to share what you have in front of you and a selfie. While you can still download the app, it’s been stagnant for a few years. But LG implemented a Frontback feature into the new G6 called “Match Shot.” The big new feature of LG’s phone is the taller display. Read More

  • Watch Huawei’s MWC conference live right here

    Watch Huawei’s MWC conference live right here

    Huawei’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is about to begin. The conference starts at 2 PM CET (1 PM GMT, 8 AM EST). The company has already said that it’ll unveil the P10, its new flagship phone. You can expect a double camera system and a big update across the board. Huawei has become a leading brand, especially in China. So it’s going to be interesting to see how… Read More

  • LG proves that taller screens are the future of smartphones

    LG proves that taller screens are the future of smartphones

    Bigger screens don’t cut it anymore. Now, we need taller screens. I’ve been playing with the LG G6 for the past 24 hours. In many ways, it is just another phone. But the company is trying something new with a 2:1 aspect ratio display — essentially a normal 16:9 display that can fit a few extra lines of text at the top and bottom. And it makes a big difference. At first, I… Read More

  • Watch LG unveil the G6 live right here

    Watch LG unveil the G6 live right here

    LG’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is today. The conference starts at 12 PM CET (11 AM GMT, 6 AM EST). Rumor has it that LG is about to announce a new flagship phone, the LG G6. This time, it won’t be a modular phone. It’s going to be a regular phone, but with a giant display that nearly fills the entire body of the phone. You can check it out live via LG’s… Read More

  • Watch BlackBerry unveil a brand new phone live right here

    Watch BlackBerry unveil a brand new phone live right here

    TCL, the company that now makes BlackBerry phones, is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST). We already got a sneak peek at the device during CES back in January. And it’s everything BlackBerry fans love — yes, I’m mostly talking about the physical keyboard. You can check it out live via… Read More

  • Apple’s new campus ‘Apple Park’ will open in April

    Apple’s new campus ‘Apple Park’ will open in April

    This grand opening has been years in the making. Apple’s new campus now has a name and an opening date. It’ll be called Apple Park and the first employees will move in April 2017. As 12,000 Apple employees are going to work there, the move isn’t going to be an easy task. It’s going to take roughly six months to have everyone there. While April is the grand opening… Read More

  • Viva Technology is coming back to Paris with its ginormous tech conference

    Viva Technology is coming back to Paris with its ginormous tech conference

    If there’s one word that can describe Viva Technology (or “VivaTech” for short), it’s ginormous. While it was just the first edition last year, 45,000 people made their way to Paris to talk about all things tech. VivaTech is back again this year, June 15-17. Read More

  • The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

    The next iPhone could have a bigger display and more battery

    While the iPhone 8 isn’t going to be announced until September, this week has been packed with rumors about the upcoming device. And it looks like the display is going to be the main star of the show. Rumor has it that Apple is going to announce three new devices — two new versions of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, and a new high-end device that could cost more than $1,000. Read More

  • SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX successfully lands its first-stage Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral

    Success all around for today’s SpaceX mission. The company successfully launched a Dragon spacecraft that is on its way to the International Space Station. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral. Read More

  • Watch SpaceX’s second attempt for its ISS resupply mission live right here

    Watch SpaceX’s second attempt for its ISS resupply mission live right here

    Sunday seems like a fine day to launch a rocket into space. Yesterday, SpaceX rescheduled the CRS-10 mission. There was an issue with the the positioning of an engine nozzle that’s responsible for steering the rocket. At 9:39 AM ET (6:30 AM PT), SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon 9 rocket for good this time. Read More

  • Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

    Hivy is an office management service to manage all those startup perks

    Have you ever wondered why the snack bowls on the second floor of your fancy startup office never runs out of snacks? Your office manager is most likely in charge of all of this, and sometimes it can be hard for them to keep track of all requests and make sure everything is running smoothly. Hivy plans to be the only service office managers ever need. The company is participating in Y… Read More

  • Opera is redesigning its desktop browser with project Reborn

    Opera is redesigning its desktop browser with project Reborn

    Opera just released a new build of its desktop browser in the developer stream. And this is an interesting one as the company just unveiled a brand new project codenamed “Reborn” — it’s a complete user interface redesign for all platforms. I’ve been using Opera as my main browser for a few years now. I just tried the new version, and it seems to be a visual… Read More

  • Apple’s WWDC is moving to San Jose

    Apple’s WWDC is moving to San Jose

    Apple just announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference is going to move back to San Jose after a long run at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It’s going to happen on June 5-9, 2017 and registrations will open on March 27. Why is Apple leaving San Francisco for the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose? San Francisco and Apple have changed quite a lot for the past decade. Read More

  • Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

    Vize is a business intelligence tool for the rest of us

    Chances are that your current company is collecting a ton of data about your customers every second. It’s a goldmine and it often sits there in a corner, unused. Vize is a business intelligence tool that will let you learn more about your business and take advantage of all your data. The company is currently participating in Y Combinator’s winter batch. “The main use case… Read More

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