Olivier Boireau, CEO of Design SHIFT, stopped by InformationWeek’s San Francisco office last week to demonstrate ORWL (pronounced Orwell), a small, tamper-resistant computer scheduled to ship around May 2016. He visited in advance of a presentation at Black Hat Europe and a Kickstarter funding campaign planned for today.
Although desktop computers have been eclipsed by mobile devices, ORWL is highly mobile. It’s about the size of large doughnut. The device’s portability, not to mention its visual appeal, might make it tempting for thieves, but stealing it would be pointless for all but the most sophisticated adversaries.