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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  • Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here

    Watch Microsoft’s Xbox One X Gamescom conference live right here

    Microsoft is about to share the last details on the Xbox One X with a press conference ahead of the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. You can watch it live right here at 12 PM on the West Coast, 3 PM on the East Coast, 8 PM in the U.K., 9 PM in Germany. The company already said on Twitter that we can expect to hear more details about pre-orders for the Xbox One X: #XboxOneX pre-order info is… Read More

  • Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

    Google needs to pay Apple a small fortune to remain the default search engine on iOS

    Apple and Google could be the biggest frenemies in tech. While they both compete like there’s no tomorrow, they also partner on some very specific deals. For instance, Google is paying a ton of money to remain the default search engine on iOS. As CNBC first reported, according to a Bernstein analyst, Google could pay as much as $3 billion a year just to remain the default option in… Read More

  • The Daily Stormer was back online for a quick second

    The Daily Stormer was back online for a quick second

    Neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer is running out of options to stay online. There has been a public outcry against tech companies helping websites, such as The Daily Stormer. On August 18th, the team behind The Daily Stormer found a way to put the website back online. But now that NameCheap has taken down the website’s new domain name, it is back offline for most people. If you want to host… Read More

  • Instagram adds a new creative way to reply to a photo or story

    Instagram adds a new creative way to reply to a photo or story

    Instagram inception, here we come. If somebody sends you a photo or video in a private conversation on Instagram, the app will now let you play around with the original photo so that you can reply in a creative way and keep the context of the conversation. If you receive a photo or video, there’s now a reply button in the conversation thread. If you tap on this button, the original photo… Read More

  • Bitcoin wallet ‘Blockchain’ adds Ethereum support

    Bitcoin wallet ‘Blockchain’ adds Ethereum support

    This isn’t a game of bingo, the company called Blockchain is maintaining the world’s most popular bitcoin wallet. And starting today, Blockchain users will also be able to create Ethereum wallets and hold ethers. Blockchain isn’t a centralized exchange like Coinbase or Kraken. It is simply a wallet so that you can safely story all your cryptocurrencies. Compared to many… Read More

  • Coup launches new electric scooter service in Paris and faces off with Cityscoot

    Coup launches new electric scooter service in Paris and faces off with Cityscoot

    Coup is launching its second city for its electronic scooter-sharing service. You can now find hundreds of Coup scooters in Paris. The company is going to compete with Cityscoot, a similar service that has been around for a while. While the city’s bike-sharing service has been around for a decade in Paris, scooter-sharing is something new. Coup has acquired around 600 electronic… Read More

  • Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

    Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

    ARKit is one of the biggest changes in iOS 11. Under the hood, Apple is about to transform the iPhone into a very capable augmented reality device. Felix Lapalme‏ has been looking at assets in the Maps app package to find out if the company is going to leverage augmented reality for turn-by-turn directions. On July 22nd, he dug around a beta version of iOS 11 and found this mysterious 3D… Read More

  • Moneytis is like a travel fare aggregator, but for sending money abroad

    Moneytis is like a travel fare aggregator, but for sending money abroad

    If you don’t care too much about loyalty programs, chances are that you’ve been relying on platforms like Booking.com and Expedia to find the cheapest flights and hotel rooms. Moneytis wants to do the exact same thing, but for foreign exchange services. TransferWise is arguably the biggest consumer brand in international transfers. Instead of telling your bank to send money to… Read More

  • Popular writing app Ulysses switches to subscription model

    Popular writing app Ulysses switches to subscription model

    Ulysses is one of the most popular apps for writers. It lets you write, edit, organize, sync and export all your writing in a single, unified interface. That’s why it’s interesting to see that it is switching to a subscription-only business model. I’ve already written about Ulysses a few times. It’s a rock-solid, well-designed writing app for iOS and macOS. It relies… Read More

  • Vitalik Buterin and Naval Ravikant to discuss Ethereum at Disrupt SF

    Vitalik Buterin and Naval Ravikant to discuss Ethereum at Disrupt SF

    Cryptocurrencies are back. But did they ever go away? If you ask cryptocurrency advocates, they’re going to tell you that it’s been a slow and steady rise filled with initial coin offerings, forks and updates. That’s why we’re excited to welcome Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and AngelList co-founder and CEO Naval Ravikant at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. They’re… Read More

  • The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when you’re looking at the screen

    The iPhone 8 could mute notifications when you’re looking at the screen

    Last week, Apple accidentally released an early build of the HomePod firmware. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around a library file to spot strings and references that hint at future products and features. In particular, he just noticed that the next iPhone will be able to detect when you’re looking at the screen so that it can silence your notifications. I looked around the… Read More

  • HomePod firmware hints at upcoming Apple TV with 4K support

    HomePod firmware hints at upcoming Apple TV with 4K support

    Last week, Apple accidentally released a firmware for the HomePod. This file is filled with references to unreleased Apple devices. According to strings in a library file spotted by Guilherme Rambo, the next Apple TV is going to support 4K videos as well as Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Hybrid Log-Gamma. Read More

  • Apple just released iOS 11 developer beta 5

    Apple just released iOS 11 developer beta 5

    Apple just dropped a brand new beta for your favorite iOS update of the year. While iOS 11 isn’t coming out until September, the company has been testing the new version for a couple of months already. I still don’t recommend installing the beta on a device you use every day, unless you’re willing to live with bugs, crashes and poor performance. The fifth beta is only… Read More

  • Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone

    Apple has an official Instagram account showcasing photos shot on iPhone

    Gizmo maker Apple just launched its official Instagram account, @apple. But this isn’t your average corporate account as the company doesn’t want to showcase its own product ad nauseam. Instead, Apple is going to share photos shot with an iPhone. In many ways, this Instagram account feels like the natural extension of the “Shot on iPhone” billboard ad campaign. Read More

  • iPhone 8 could scan your face even if your phone is on a table

    iPhone 8 could scan your face even if your phone is on a table

    Apple’s HomePod firmware is the gift that keeps on giving. When the company shared an early build of the speaker firmware, many developers started digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. And iHelp BR spotted an interesting reference to the facial recognition feature. A previous leak from the HomePod firmware revealed that the iPhone 8 (or… Read More

  • New Game of Thrones episode appears in the wild

    New Game of Thrones episode appears in the wild

    What’s going to happen in episode 4? It turns out that some people already know the answer. Earlier today, the fourth episode of the seventh season of Game of Thrones leaked online. You may think that it’s related to HBO’s recent hack — but it’s not. When HBO got hacked, the hackers claimed that they managed to acquire the script of this week’s Game of… Read More

  • Watch Apple’s Carpool Karaoke teasers ahead of series premiere

    Watch Apple’s Carpool Karaoke teasers ahead of series premiere

    Carpool Karaoke is growing up and becoming so much more than just segments on James Corden’s Late Late Show. Apple has commissioned 16 standalone episodes, and the show is about to premiere on August 8. The company shared three different teasers this week to promote the show. On The Late Late Show, Carpool Karaoke segments usually feature James Corden along with a music artist. The… Read More

  • The iPhone 8 could automatically adjust your camera settings based on the scene

    The iPhone 8 could automatically adjust your camera settings based on the scene

    Last week, an early build of Apple’s HomePod firmware was shared on Apple’s developer website. Guilherme Rambo has been digging around the strings in a library file to find hints about the next iPhone. He found out that the next iPhone could automatically detect the type of scene you’re looking at and adjust the camera setting. I looked around the strings in the speaker… Read More

  • Apple Pay is coming to Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the UAE and more banks

    Apple Pay is coming to Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the UAE and more banks

    Apple has been announcing a bunch of news about Apple Pay recently. The company is expanding its mobile payment feature more aggressively. As announced in yesterday’s earnings call, Apple Pay is coming to the UAE, Denmark, Finland and Sweden before the end of the year. Apple hasn’t shared any specific information about those new countries. For instance, the company hasn’t… Read More

  • Plume Labs launches Plume.io, an API for air pollution

    Plume Labs launches Plume.io, an API for air pollution

    Plume Labs has been working on air pollution for a while. In addition to its mobile app and air quality device, the startup is launching a paid API called Plume.io so that anybody can add air quality to their own service. Think about it as Dark Sky’s API, but for air quality. Plume Labs has designed its own algorithm to predict air pollution around the world. The company relies on… Read More

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