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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  • 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

  • Tel Aviv, we’re coming back for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off

    Tel Aviv, we’re coming back for a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off

    It’s safe to say that we had a blast last year at our Tel Aviv meetup. To nobody’s surprise, we’re holding a TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off again in June. Save the date as June 28, 2017 is going to be a great time for the tech community in Tel Aviv. What do we have in store exactly? Let’s be honest, TechCrunch doesn’t come often enough to Israel. So we’re… Read More

  • Apple’s Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an ‘escalator pitch’

    Apple’s Planet of the Apps looks like Shark Tank with an ‘escalator pitch’

    Apple is finally pulling the curtains on its original TV shows. The company has revealed the first trailer for its upcoming non-scripted reality TV show called ‘Planet of the Apps’ at Recode’s Code Media conference. Based on the trailer, it looks a lot like Shark Tank with a vibe that reminds me of The Voice. The show will feature four celebrities turned judges —… Read More

  • The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

    The next iPhone could feature wireless charging

    Apple is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium. As spotted by 9to5mac, the website has recently been updated to feature Apple as one of the 213 members. This update fuels recent rumors that Apple is going to add wireless charging in the next iPhone. While wireless charging is nothing new, Apple has been very cautious about this feature. The Apple Watch already works with a magnetic… Read More

  • Twitter to live stream the 6 nations rugby tournament in France

    Twitter to live stream the 6 nations rugby tournament in France

    You know that Twitter is getting serious about live streaming when the company starts signing deals for rugby matches just for French users. The company announced that it would stream the next 4 matches involving the French team in the 6 nations tournament. And if you know absolutely nothing about rugby, the 6 nations tournament happens every year and is probably my favorite tournament to follow. Read More

  • Revolut launches current accounts and a chatbot

    Revolut launches current accounts and a chatbot

    Slowly but surely, Revolut is getting closer to building an actual bank. The startup just announced the launch of current accounts — you can now get a personal IBAN, and the company plans to add other features soon. In addition to current accounts, Revolut is also introducing a chatbot to handle support requests. Revolut isn’t technically a bank account, it’s more or less… Read More

  • SumUp co-founders are back with bookkeeping AI startup Zeitgold

    SumUp co-founders are back with bookkeeping AI startup Zeitgold

    The next time you go to your favorite restaurant or cocktail bar, talk with the manager about bookkeeping. Chances are that they’ll tell you that they waste a ton of time collecting and recording various documents. German startup Zeitgold wants to automate this pesky process so that you can spend more time on your actual business. The startup was founded by two of the co-founders… Read More

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