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Trendy tech on ''Gossip Girl''

Trendy tech on ”Gossip Girl” — Leighton Meester tells EW how these gadgets help run the rumor mill

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These days the rumor mill churns faster than you can say ”XOXO” thanks to the latest trendsetting tech, as witnessed weekly on The CW’s Gossip Girl. The show’s vixen Blair (Leighton Meester) explains how these toys make their silver-spoon world go round, while we give our device advice.

Text It
”So much of the characters’ social lives rely on people talking about them and how fast the information flies,” says the starlet. OUR PICK T-Mobile’s Sidekick LX comes with a MySpace mobile app — all the better for tracking your crush. ($299, t-mobile.com)

Hear About It
How would Meester’s alter ego use a Bluetooth headset? Naturally for gabbing with her girlfriends — ”if she was golfing or shopping.” OUR PICK Nokia’s BH-302 headset lets you look classy while talking trash. ($80, nokiausa.com)

Snap It
Better than dishing on a bad outfit, Meester suggests: ”If you can send a picture instantly, that could hurt a lot more.” OUR PICK The Wi-Fi-enabled Nikon Coolpix S51c lets you e-mail pics pronto. ($330, nikonusa.com)

Read It
Blair’s laptop would be just as chic as her closet. ”She’d definitely have to coordinate with her wardrobe.” OUR PICK Surf in style with a computer tricked out by ColorWare. (Service from $450, colorwarepc.com)

Post It — On The Run
”Gossip Girl is watching constantly,” says Meester of the show’s know-it-all blogger. OUR PICK Sony Ericsson’s K850i phone publishes to blogs and has a five-megapixel camera. ($499, out this month, sonyericsson.com)

”They’d feel like they didn’t have air or water if they didn’t have technology.” — Meester on the characters’ high-tech addiction