The 'leaked' images of the Sony Nexus X and all the media fanfare that followed was a hoax started simply with a Picassa account and some faked images, says Ti Kawamoto, who posted a graphic timeline of the entire hoax on Tumblr earlier this week. In graphic detail, Kawamoto shares exactly how he created the faked images from a 3D rendering which spawned 521 news articles just over a day later.

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Though the Tumblr posts are unattributed, Gizmodo has now published the entire post under the name Ti Kawamoto. If Google searches are landing on the right guy, Kawamoto is a set and art director from the Burlington, Vermont area.

View the entire Anatomy of a Hoax here.