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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  • Sqreen’s security shield automagically blocks attacks on your web app

    Sqreen’s security shield automagically blocks attacks on your web app

    French startup Sqreen protects your web apps and services with little effort from your side. If you don’t want to deal with security yourself, Sqreen is a software-as-a-service product that automatically watches for attacks and protects your server in real time. The company is participating in the Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. If you already have a web app up and running… Read More

  • Comma.ai will ship a $999 autonomous driving add-on by the end of this year

    Comma.ai will ship a $999 autonomous driving add-on by the end of this year

    At TechCrunch Disrupt SF this year, famed iPhone and PlayStation hacker George Hotz unveiled the first official product of his automotive AI startup, Comma.ai. The Comma One is a $999 add-on shipping before the end of the year, with a $24 monthly subscription for its software, which Hotz says will be able to drive your car from Mountain View to San Francisco without requiring a driver to touch… Read More

  • Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise welcomes our new robot overlords

    Fetch Robotics CEO Melonee Wise welcomes our new robot overlords

    Melonee Wise of Fetch Robotics gave her insights on robotics and how robots are going to enhance our future. Fetch Robotics specialized in warehouse robots so that humans don’t have to walk around all day long. But even before Fetch Robotics, Wise has been active in the open-source community when it comes to building the software for our robots. TechCrunch’s Devin Coldewey asked… Read More

  • Apple just released tvOS 10 and here’s what’s new

    Apple just released tvOS 10 and here’s what’s new

    The Apple TV is receiving an update today — tvOS 10. Apple announced the update at WWDC and it’s now available to download. Head over to the Settings app on your Apple TV to download the update. While it was the smallest of the updates announced at WWDC, it got even more minor over the summer as single sign-on isn’t available yet — Apple will ship this feature later… Read More

  • 15 neat hidden features in iOS 10

    After months and months of beta, iOS 10 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away. If you want to impress all your friends with your mad iOS skills, here is a list of some of these features. I also wrote a short and sweet review of iOS 10 if you want to learn more about all the changes… Read More

  • iOS 10 review: the coming of age of apps

    iOS 10 review: the coming of age of apps

    I’ve installed iOS 10 on my main iPhone back in June and I’ve been using iOS 10 all summer. It’s a free update, it’s available now, and it features a ton of new emojis. Every time I hear “new emojis,” I picture millions of people rushing to the Settings app to update iOS to the latest version. It’s probably Apple’s best trick to get people to… Read More

  • iOS 10 is now available to download

    iOS 10 is now available to download

    Apple has just released iOS 10, the final version. If you want to get the latest iOS features and put a fresh coat of paint on your device, it’s time to update your iPhone or iPad. The update is currently rolling out and is available both over-the-air in the Settings app, and by plugging your device into iTunes for a wired update. If you don’t see the update right away… Read More

  • BlazingDB uses GPUs to manipulate huge databases in no time

    BlazingDB uses GPUs to manipulate huge databases in no time

    Gathering petabytes of data about your customers is cool, but how can you take advantage of this data? BlazingDB lets you run high-performance SQL on a database using a ton of GPUs. The company is introducing a free community edition of its solution on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in our Battlefield competition. If you’ve been running complicated SQL queries, chances are it took so… Read More

  • Studio Neat launches iPhone and Apple Watch docks made out of sweet, sweet walnut

    Studio Neat launches iPhone and Apple Watch docks made out of sweet, sweet walnut

    Studio Neat has a pretty good track record when it comes to making accessories for your Apple devices, as well as cocktail tools. And yet, the company had yet to make good docks for your iPhone and Apple Watch. Studio Neat is fixing that with two new docks. As usual, Studio Neat uses high quality materials — you won’t find any plastic on these docks. Instead, the company mills… Read More

  • Apple also doubles storage on old iPads and makes high-end iPad Pro models cheaper

    Apple also doubles storage on old iPads and makes high-end iPad Pro models cheaper

    Apple hasn’t mentioned the iPad during its press conference, but it doesn’t mean that the company has no news for the device. The iPhone 7 finally starts with 32GB of storage, and the iPad is also receiving a storage bump. The 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros already start at 32GB, so only old iPad models are getting more gigs. In particular, the $399 iPad Air 2 now has 32GB instead… Read More

  • Apple unveiled the $159 wireless AirPods

    If $159 sounds like a lot of money for 8 grams, it’s because it is. Shortly after introducing the iPhone 7, Apple unveiled the AirPods. If you’re familiar with the existing EarPods, you’ll feel right at home. The AirPods are like the EarPods, but without wires. These earbuds come with a built-in W1 chip for audio processing and pairing. According to the product page, they… Read More

  • Watch Sony’s PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’ event live right here

    Watch Sony’s PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’ event live right here

    Sony is holding a PlayStation Meeting in New York to unveil the PlayStation 4 ‘Neo’, and maybe also a PS4 Slim because why not. In case you don’t care about Apple’s iPhone event today, you can watch Sony’s conference live stream right here on this page. The conference starts at 3 PM ET (12 PM on the West coast, 8 PM in London, 4 AM in Tokyo). What’s the… Read More

  • iPhone 7 pre-orders start on September 9 and ships on September 16

    iPhone 7 pre-orders start on September 9 and ships on September 16

    Now that Apple introduced the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, it’s time to look at this year’s iPhone lineup. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be available to pre-order on September 9 and will ship a week later on September 16. The base iPhone 7 model with 32GB will cost $649. There will be a 128GB model as well as a 256GB model. Usually, you have to pay $100 more to get more gigs. The 32GB iPhone… Read More

  • Apple’s A10 Fusion optimizes power consumption to give you more battery life

    Apple’s A10 Fusion optimizes power consumption to give you more battery life

    Apple introduced the iPhone 7 today. It’s 40 percent faster than last year’s A9, and twice as fast as the A8. It’s 240 times faster than the first iPhone. More interestingly, it’s a four-core CPU with two high-performance CPU cores and two “high efficiency” cores that run at one fifth the power to save battery life. There’s a configuration switch that… Read More

  • Apple unveils the Apple Watch Series 2

    Apple unveils the Apple Watch Series 2

    In the introduction video, Apple insisted on the water resistant feature. The Sport version comes in silver, space gray, rose gold and gold. And it looks just like the original Apple Watch — there should be some new bands though. There are now three options — aluminum, stainless steel and white ceramic. It’s four times as hard as stainless steel. Hermès is back with a… Read More

  • Where to watch the live stream for today’s Apple iPhone press conference

    Where to watch the live stream for today’s Apple iPhone press conference

    Apple is holding a press conference today at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and the company is expected to unveil the new iPhone as well as the Apple Watch 2. At 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris), you’ll be able to watch the event on all Apple devices. Apple is likely to talk about iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, and maybe we’ll hear more about the huge… Read More

  • Whoops, Amazon just introduced the iPhone 7

    Whoops, Amazon just introduced the iPhone 7

    While the Apple press conference is supposed to start in 30 minutes, it looks like it’s amateur hour or epic fail time at Amazon as the company just released a special page listing all iPhone 7 accessories, as Gizmodo first noticed. As you can see, it looks exactly like what we saw in previous leaks, with a single-camera model and a double-lens camera system for the iPhone 7… Read More

  • Oui Open merges with Storefront to become a global pop-up store marketplace

    Oui Open merges with Storefront to become a global pop-up store marketplace

    French startup Oui Open, also known as PopupImmo, is merging with its American competitor Storefront for an undisclosed amount of money. The two entities will soon provide a global marketplace of pop-up stores so that brands can open a bunch of stores on multiple continents using the same service. From what I understand, Oui Open is merging with Storefront but keeping the Storefront inventory… Read More

  • Captain Train rebrands to become Trainline following acquisition

    Captain Train rebrands to become Trainline following acquisition

    Earlier this year, Trainline acquired Captain Train for quite a bit of money. Now, Trainline is trying to unify its train ticket booking system. First, Captain Train is now called Trainline, just like its parent company. The logo, the app and the website are now all called Trainline. If you go on thetrainline.com, you can book tickets for the U.K. On trainline.eu, you can get tickets for Europe. Read More

  • What to expect at Apple’s iPhone press conference

    What to expect at Apple’s iPhone press conference

    Let’s start with the elephant in the room. For the past three years, Apple has introduced new iPhones at a press event in early September. Based on multiple leaks, this year shouldn’t be an exception. The iPhone 7 (or whatever Apple calls it, but iPhone 7 seems likely) will feature more or less the same design as the iPhone 6s. The antenna lines at the back will be streamlined and… Read More