I would like to have it open my web browser
I'm not familiar with batch files or how to implement them into an Arduino project.
I think the main reason is because I want to control outlets, lights, ect. And i'm not sure how to do that with a PC, but I do know how I would with an Arduino. I'm sure you are very right about the PC doing a better job than the Arduino, but I am using a PC program to do the speech recognition (BitVoicer) and then it returns a serial value. It is made for microcontrollers. If there is a better way of doing this i'd love to know.