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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  • Here are the emojis coming with iOS 10.2, including an astronaut emoji 🎉

    Apple dropped the first beta for iOS 10.2 today. And it comes with the latest update in emoji innovation. You may have noticed that Apple already redesigned most of the core emojis and added new gender and race options with iOS 10. But the company didn’t stop there. With iOS 10.2, Apple is adding full Unicode 9.0 support. Given that hundreds of millions of people use Apple-flavored… Read More

  • The 13-inch MacBook Air model is still alive

    Surprise, the MacBook Air is still alive! The new MacBook Air is Apple’s new cheap laptop. While everybody thought the 12-inch Retina MacBook was going to replace the MacBook Air, it’s not going to be the case just yet. Apple just updated the MacBook Air page on its website after its press event. While the 11-inch MacBook Air is gone forever (R.I.P.), the 13-inch MacBook Air is… Read More

  • Here’s what you can do with the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro

    Here’s what you can do with the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro

    Apple just unveiled the new MacBook Pro. “It is the new gold standard in notebook computers,” Apple’s SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller said. And, in particular, Apple replaced the function row on the keyboard with a touch screen. Based on the demos, this touch screen seems to be quite versatile. For instance, the intro video showed that the touch screen lets you select… Read More

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

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

    Apple is holding a press conference today on its campus in Cupertino, and the company is expected to unveil the new MacBook Pro (yes, the one with the insane mini display above the keyboard that already leaked), as well as an updated 13-inch MacBook Air. 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… Read More

  • HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Acer will all ship VR headsets for your PC starting at $299

    HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Acer will all ship VR headsets for your PC starting at $299

    Microsoft is currently holding a press conference in New York. The company is focusing a lot on 3D and all sorts of realities, from augmented reality to virtual reality. As part of this big push, Microsoft announced that it is partnering with five different brands that will all ship VR headsets for the next Windows 10 update. Microsoft said that HP, Dell, Lenovo, Asus and Acer are all working… Read More

  • Selency raises $3.3 million for its online marketplace for second-hand furniture

    Selency raises $3.3 million for its online marketplace for second-hand furniture

    French startup Selency (formerly known as Brocante Lab) has raised a $3.3 million Series A round (€3 million) led by Accel with Kima Ventures participating. Many of you should be familiar with online furniture retailers like Made.com. But what about second-hand furniture? Right now, you still have to go to an antique shop, or maybe look for classified ads on the web. Or maybe you’ll… Read More

  • Apple could be developing its car OS in Canada

    Apple could be developing its car OS in Canada

    More details about Apple’s software team for its not-so-secret car project are emerging. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has hired quite a few engineers in the Ottawa suburb of Kanata. The company also opened an office there and could be developing its car operating system from there. The reason why Kanata is so hot right now is because BlackBerry’s QNX office… Read More

  • This is the new MacBook Pro with the Magic Toolbar mini display

    This is the new MacBook Pro with the Magic Toolbar mini display

    Apple has leaked its own big announcement with two hidden images of its upcoming MacBook Pro in the macOS Sierra 12.1 update. MacRumors first noticed the images in the system files. Meet the new MacBook Pro. As expected, the MacBook Pro features a second mini display above the keyboard. It replaces the function row and should change depending on what you’re doing. In the example, you can… Read More

  • N26 announces a premium Black card with Allianz travel insurance

    N26 announces a premium Black card with Allianz travel insurance

    What’s missing from N26? The company has been slowly but surely building a new bank account from the ground up. This time, the company is trying to recreate the insurance product that you typically get with a Visa Premier or MasterCard Gold. So N26 is launching the N26 Black card. The startup has been working with an insurance company directly and is now able to provide the same kind… Read More

  • Dataiku grabs $14 million for its collaborative data science platform

    Dataiku grabs $14 million for its collaborative data science platform

    French startup Dataiku has been profitable for the past three years. But the company wants to go further and is raising a $14 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with all existing investors also investing. Dataiku helps data scientists and data analysts manage huge sets of data to get some insights about what’s happening with their customers, suppliers, transactions and more. Read More

  • Alan wants to turn health insurance into software-as-a-service

    Alan wants to turn health insurance into software-as-a-service

    Ok, my headline is a bit provocative, but it’s kind of true. French startup Alan is launching today a brand new full-stack health insurance company in France. Compared to existing products, Alan wants to make the experience much sleeker. Here’s how it works. The company just raised $13 million (€12 million) from CNP Assurances, Power Financial, Partech Ventures and business angels. Read More

  • OpenDataSoft raises $5.4M to turn data into APIs

    OpenDataSoft raises $5.4M to turn data into APIs

    French startup OpenDataSoft just raised a $5.4 million Series A round (€5 million) to make it easier to manipulate huge sets of data. Aster Capital and Salesforce Ventures invested in today’s round, with existing investor Aurinvest also participating and Ader Finance helping with the deal. Interestingly, this is one of the first investments in a French startup from Salesforce… Read More

  • Here’s what you can do with the crazy new Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus

    Apple has just released iOS 10.1 with a Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. This feature takes advantage of the two lenses to generate background blur and make your photos look more like photos coming from a DSLR camera. While the feature is still in beta even after the release of iOS 10.1, it already works quite well. Our own Yashad Kulkarni (Romain is writing this) has been playing with… Read More

  • Apple releases iOS 10.1 with the iPhone 7 Plus’ Portrait mode

    Apple releases iOS 10.1 with the iPhone 7 Plus’ Portrait mode

    Apple has just released the first significant update for iOS 10. As expected, the main focus of iOS 10.1 is that insane Portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus. The update is 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 have an iPhone 7 Plus and can’t wait, navigate to ‘Settings,’ then… Read More

  • Nintendo wants all third-party games on the Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo wants all third-party games on the Nintendo Switch

    Nintendo finally unveiled the successor to the Wii U and 3DS — the Nintendo Switch. Interestingly, Nintendo won’t just be showing off its own games before the release. In the press release, the company announced that it has partnered with most of the big video game companies. For once, Nintendo wants to partner with third-party developers in a big way. While many video game… Read More

  • Nintendo added $1.36 billion in market cap after Nintendo NX teaser

    Nintendo added $1.36 billion in market cap after Nintendo NX teaser

    In just a few minutes, Nintendo will unveil (update: meet the Nintendo Switch) the first official teaser for the Nintendo NX, the company’s next flagship console. While the console isn’t supposed to come out until March 2017, people are excited — including investors. A few minutes after Nintendo teased the NX preview on Twitter, Nintendo’s shares jumped. The company… Read More

  • New MacBook Pro OLED mini screen could be called the Magic Toolbar

    New MacBook Pro OLED mini screen could be called the Magic Toolbar

    Hints are starting to appear about Apple’s brand new MacBook Pro. The most striking difference with the existing model could be a second OLED mini display that would replace the function row on the keyboard — and it could be called the Magic Toolbar. In exactly one week, Apple will most likely unveil the successor to the current retina MacBook Pro. That’s probably why The… Read More

  • If you’re covering tonight’s debate from hell, CES will remind you of that other hellish conference in Vegas

    If you’re covering tonight’s debate from hell, CES will remind you of that other hellish conference in Vegas

    Today has been a frustrating day. It’s time to book my flights for CES in Las Vegas in January, already. I’m currently struggling with Concur’s awful flight search engine to find a flight that won’t cost a good chunk of TechCrunch’s 2017 travel budget on January 2. It turns out it’s quite expensive to travel from Paris to Las Vegas right after New… Read More

  • The Apple Pencil is changing Rapha’s design workflow

    The Apple Pencil is changing Rapha’s design workflow

    If you’ve been looking for cycle clothing, chances are you’ve seen some of Rapha’s items. Rapha isn’t just a utilitarian clothing company and focuses on design to make cycle clothing a bit more sylish. And interestingly, Rapha’s head of design Alex Valdman has become a big Apple Pencil advocate. Apple has jumped on this opportunity to produce a good-looking short… Read More

  • Ibanfirst grabs $11 million to expand beyond foreign exchange services

    Ibanfirst grabs $11 million to expand beyond foreign exchange services

    French startup Ibanfirst is launching its full-fledged banking service for companies. The startup was previously known as FX4BIZ, a sort of TransferWise for business transactions. The company just raised $11 million (€10 million) from Xavier Niel and others. Ibanfirst plans to go much further than being a foreign exchange service. The initial idea behind Ibanfirst is quite simple. Many… Read More

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