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Google began its St Patrick’s celebrations in 2000 with a green logo sporting a jaunty leprechaun’s hat.

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Top of the morning to you! Today is Saint Patrick’s Day and here at Mashable we’re celebrating with a gallery of all the Doodles Google has ever posted on March 17.

There’s plenty of different shades of green, a good few shamrocks and yes, you guessed it, a leprechaun or two to be spotted in our ultimate Saint Patrick’s Day Google Doodle collection.

SEE ALSO: How to Animate Your Google+ Profile
So, don an oversized green hat, grab yourself a Guinness and take a look through our image gallery. Let us know in the comments below how you’ll be celebrating St. Paddy’s special day this year.

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1. LEGO Stationery Art Carousel

Add a colorful dash of blocky fun to your desk with this organizer. It comes complete with LEGO crayons, pencils and erasers.

Cost: $28.29

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Spring has nearly sprung. If you plan to take advantage of the fresh start to get your workspace sorted, we have found 10 terrific accessories to help organize your office.

From cable management to tidying paperwork to writing implements, our stylish solutions will add some geek chic and a little bit of witty design to your workspace.

SEE ALSO: 10 Awesome Accessories Featuring the Vintage Apple Logo [RAINBOWS]
 

Take a look through our gallery of selections, fresh for spring. Let us know in the comments which items you like and why.

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1. Transformation

Similar to Dove’s “Evolution” video, this timelapse clip shows the entire process of a beauty shoot.

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With ever-more sophisticated software, media photograph touchups are now commonplace and widely accepted.

But should it be so extreme? Some would argue that airbrushing images for the beauty industry’s version of perfection grossly distorts our ideas of beauty, creating a false benchmark that’s utterly unattainable.

At the very least, when you see the extent to which photos can be digitally altered, you’ll view future images with a healthy dose of skepticism. We’ve found nine YouTube videos that take you through the Photoshop transformation process.

SEE ALSO: Tool Reveals Which Celebs, Models Have Been Photoshopped
Take a look through our video gallery for some stunning transformation sequences. In the gallery below, take a peek at 15 dramatically Photoshopped “before and after” celebrity photographs.

 

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1. First Frost by Meredith Winn

A first frost is crisply captured in New England with an iPhone 3GS and processed with Camera+ and Instagram.

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Changes in the weather make for great photo opportunities. With the recent snowfall, we thought it would be a good time to see what kind of ice-cool snaps iPhone photographers have been capturing.

From the first frost through to adventures in sledding via some beautiful nature scenes, our selection captures many aspects of wintery weather.

SEE ALSO: iPhotography Calendar: 12 Months Captured in 12 Stunning Snapshots

Wrap up warm and take a look through our gallery of snowy scenes. Link us in the comments to any great wintery shots you’ve captured on your cameraphone.

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1. Dunken K Bliths

As the current king of the animated G+ profile with his role as resident artist at profile pimping company
JustBusiness, Dunken’s own profile doesn’t disappoint.

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We’ve seen some great Google+ profile hacks, but there’s a new breed of design in town — the animated Google+ profile.

Pioneered by Dunken K Bliths, whose creations dominate our gallery, the animations create a real splash when you first land on someone’s Google+ profile page.

SEE ALSO: Trick Out Your Pinterest Boards With This Simple Hack

Take a look through our gallery of awesome animations. Link us in the comments to any other good ones you’ve seen on the social service.

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Google’s first ever Doodle for Valentine’s was a cutesy cartoon cupid.

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Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is upon us once again. And one thing we definitely adore about the holiday is Google‘s love-themed Doodles.

The first V-Day-inspired Google Doodle appeared in 2000, and we’ve seen classic designs ever since. We’ve taken a look back at all the love-themed logos Google has shared over the last 12 years.

SEE ALSO: 10 Valentine’s Day Cards for Your Special Tech Geek

Take a look through our gallery. Let us know in the comments if you prefer this year’s video design over the still images from years gone by.

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1. You Are My Double Rainbow!

What does this mean? It means you can send your sweetie a magnificent meme.

Cost: $3.75

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Do you have a special geek in your life? Then don’t send them an ordinary card this Valentine’s Day — mail them an awesome geeky design that will speak right to their heart.

We have trawled Etsy for some fresh options for 2012 and found 10 geek-tastic designs incorporating our favorite social media sites, fun tech and even popular memes.

SEE ALSO: 8 Adorable Pixel Heart Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Take a look through our photo gallery of cute cards. Let us know in the comments which ones you might send — and which ones you’d like to receive!

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1. Pixel Heart Earrings

These cute earrings are a subtle way for a geek to show his/her allegiance.

Cost: $8

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This Valentine’s Day, don’t say it with chocolates. Don’t say it with flowers. Don’t even think of saying it with a stuffed toy. Say it loud, proud and geeky with an 8-bit heart.

We have found eight great accessories — for both sexes — that celebrate the classic pixelated heart. From a journal to jewelry and from $4 to $270, we’re sure there’s something here for the geek love of your life.

Take a look through the gallery. Let us know in the comments which items steal your heart.

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Much to the annoyance of many of its users, Facebook is always changing. The recent Timeline revamp is the last in a series of tweaks to the social networking service, some good, some bad, and some just plain ugly.

Do you like the news “ticker?” How about the revamped chat? Does the highlighted news style bother you when you miss out on gossip?

We have identified five older Facebook features and functions that we used to enjoy, and found extensions for Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers that get them back.

We know we can’t stop progress in the long term (and we wouldn’t want to), but for the sake of some short-term peace of mind, we’re going retro with some tweaks to suit our preferences.

Let us know in the comments about any Facebook features that drive you nuts, and we’ll see if we can find a few options to “fix” them.

1. Hide the News Ticker and Restore Your News Feed with Facebook Classic by
Michael Donohoe

To compensate for the fact that it rearranges the order of your News Feed, Facebook now displays a constantly updated news “ticker” above the chat bar if you have it open, or the top right of your home page if you don’t.

This continually updating stream is a source of annoyance to many, while the edited news feed itself makes many Facebook users apoplectic with rage.

Facebook Classic will solve both these problems. In addition to nixing the ticker, it reverts your News Feed to chronological order. As a bonus, you can easily toggle it on and off.

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JANUARY: City Winter by Elinor Zach

Perfect timing sees just yellow cabs on the icy roads. This splash of color is incredibly effective against the monotone city background.

The instant snapshot look comes from CameraBag’s “Instant” filter.

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A new year doesn’t just bring a new start, it comes heavy with the potential of the next 12 months ahead. With the different seasons and all the associated holidays and events to look forward to, January’s outlook is an exciting one.

To celebrate the calendar year, we’ve collated 12 images — one for each month — that we think encapsulates the spirit of that time frame.

Join us in looking forward to the year ahead by taking a wander through our iPhone photography gallery. Link us in the comments to any of your favorite seasonal photos — and tell us which month or season they sum up for you.

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